Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Middle East's reality

Interesting piece:

Al-Jazeera may transmit Islamist rhetoric, but that's the Middle East's reality

By khalid Hroub
Commentary by
Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Future media historians in the Middle East will conceivably distinguish two distinct though related eras: pre- and post-Al-Jazeera. Few would dispute the station's impact on free expression and the media in the region since its creation in 1996. However, despite its importance in the creation of an "Arab" public sphere, Al-Jazeera's contribution to political change is, at best, limited. This seeming paradox remains an enigma to many analysts.

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