No. 6, Spring/Summer 2001
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S. Abdallah Schleifer, former
NBC News Cairo bureau
chief, reporting on the Gulf
War for NBC.


Yosri Fouda reporting from the Iraq/Kuwait border on a story linking depleted uranium used during the Gulf War to the spread of cancer and birth defects in southern Iraq.

The Impact of Arab TV News: Two Perspectives

Al-Jazeera, the all-news channel broadcast from Qatar, has been the hottest, most popular satellite channel in the region for the past two years. But it has its critics; even its Ramallah bureau from where it has provided some of the most dramatic coverage of Intifada Al Aqsa was shut down for 48 hours as a demonstration of the Palestinian Authority's heavy hand.Yosri Fouda, Al-Jazeera's award-winning investigative reporter ("Top Secret"), defends Al-Jazeera, and TBS Senior Editor Abdallah Schleifer tempers his praise with strong reservations.


Al-Jazeera: Here We Stand; We Can Do No Otherwise
By Yosri Fouda, Al-Jazeera investigative correspondent and London bureau chief

Looks Are Deceiving: Arab Talk Shows and TV Journalism
by TBS Senior Editor and Publisher S. Abdallah Schleifer

Copyright 2001 Transnational Broadcasting Studies
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