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A Dialogue with Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed

Abdul Rahman al-Rashed is the general manager of the all-news Arab satellite channel Al Arabiya. He came to Al Arabiya from Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, where he served as editor in chief. Prior to that he was editor in chief of the weekly newsmagazine al-Majalla. TBS senior editor S. Abdallah Schleifer met with al-Rashed in Dubai in …

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Iqra: Channel with a Mission

Mohammad Hammam, Executive Manager of Iqra Satellite Channel, Talks to TBS As one of the fastest growing religions in the world, Islam has become both a media focus and a media victim in recent years.  According to 30-year-old Muhammad Hammam, executive manager of Iqra, the Arab world's longest-established Islamic satellite …

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Interview with Hafiz Al Mirazi

Hafiz Al Mirazi is the Washington bureau chief of Al Jazeera and host of the channel's weekly program, From Washington, which spearheaded Al Jazeera's coverage of US elections in 2004. TBS's deputy managing editor Lindsay Wise interviewed Al Mirazi about Al Jazeera's strategy for covering the US presidential race and Arab media interest in …

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Interview with Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi

17 October, 2004 in Doha, Qatar Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi is one of the best known, longest established, and most controversial of Arab world satellite preachers. TBS's senior editor S. Abdallah Schleifer interviewed Sheikh al-Qaradawi in Doha about his relationship with the medium. TBS: When did you first start speaking about Islam on television? What …

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Interview with Ahmed Sheikh, Chief Editor, Al Jazeera

S. Abdallah Schleifer interviewed the new chief editor at Al Jazeera early in mid- April only a few weeks after he had taken up the position following a stint running Al Jazeera's new English-language website. TBS: You were a member of the original BBC Arabic TV group that founded Al Jazeera. …

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