Al Jazeera: How the Free Arab News Network Scooped the World Quotes

Adel Iskandar and Mohammed El-nawawy
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So it's just like the Intifada (uprising) in Palestine. You only see something on CNN when Israelis are killed but not when Palestinians are killed.
-- Sherif Helal (We Are What We Watch)

Importance: Sherif's statement demonstrates the disillusionment felt by many Arabs who fear that Western news networks such as CNN are biased against Palestinians, therefore indicating their desire for an alternative news source about the Middle East. In the case of the Palestinian Intifada, this resentment is magnified and multiplied as many Arabs worldwide feel connected to the plight of the Palestinians, thus rendering the issue highly sensitive. Should a network fail to keep in mind Arab perspectives of the issue, Sherif is demonstrating that Arab audiences will be quick to turn away from that network and seek to find information from a more relatable source.

I don't want to hear Wolf Blitzer tell me what his impressions are of how the Arabs feel! I want to...
-- Samy Mounir (We Are What We Watch)

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