Why is there a difference between the coverage by the mainstream Western and American news media of the terrorism in Paris on Friday Nov. 13 compared to the absence of media coverage of the terrorism in Beirut the day before? The reasons involve a twisted form of journalism applied by Western journalists that distinguishes between the priorities of the West versus the coverage of the Arab and Muslim World.
Journalists Ray Hanania and Sahar Khamis discuss this difference in detail during a radio interview on Friday November 20, 2015 on Radio Baladi in Detroit (WNZK AM 690 radio) and in Washington D.C. (AM 700 radio)
Radio Podcast Nov. 20, 2015 (59 minutes). How and why does the Western Media discriminate in its coverage of terrorist victims and incidents? Why was the Paris terrorism covered differently than the terrorism in Beirut only the day before? What are the factors that cause this phenomena that takes place in almost every incident, distinguishing acts of terrorism in the Arab and Muslim World from acts of terrorism in the West.
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Host Sahar Khamis, professor of Communications interviews veteran journalist Ray Hanania.They discuss the factors that include the need to Nationalize the Arab and Muslim World into one identity; the politicization of terrorism against Arabs versus the humanizing of terrorism against targets in the West; is it driven by racism; what defines this distinction; how Israel’s strategy against the Palestinians have become the blueprint for strategies to mis-portray Arab and Muslim rights. The solution? Learning as Arabs and Muslims to be tolerant of differing viewpoints and views in our community and becoming one community rather than 22 Arab national identities and two Muslim religious identity. We need to nationalize our image as Arabs and Muslims.
#ParisvsBeirut #MediaBias #RadioPodcast If you want to understand why Paris terrorism was covered differently by the media than the Beirut terrorism, YOU MUST listen to this radio interview. It discusses the MANY FACTORS that influence why the media.
Khamis and Hanania discuss the factors that include: the need to Nationalize the Arab and Muslim World into one identity; the politicization of terrorism against Arabs versus the humanizing of terrorism against targets in the West; is it driven by racism; what defines this distinction; how Israel’s strategy against the Palestinians have become the blueprint for strategies that mis-portray Arab and Muslim rights. The solution? Learning as Arabs and Muslims to be tolerant of differing viewpoints and views in our community and becoming one community rather than 22 Arab national identities and two Muslim religious identity. We need to nationalize our image as Arabs and Muslims.
This podcast is a MUST LISTEN TO EVENT in order to understand the factors influencing this
Award winning radio host and University of Maryland Department of Communications Professor Sahar Khamis interviews veteran American Arab journalist Ray Hanania on the issue of the difference in how the Western Media covered the terrorism in Paris versus the terrorism in Beirut and the Arab and Muslim World
Dr. Sahar Khamis is an expert on Arab and Muslim media, and the former Head of the Mass Communication and Information Science Department in Qatar University. She is a former Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago.
She is the co-author of the books: Islam Dot Com: Contemporary Islamic Discourses in Cyberspace (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement and Citizen Journalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Additionally, she authored and co-authored numerous book chapters, journal articles and conference papers, regionally and internationally, in both English and Arabic. She is the recipient of a number of prestigious academic and professional awards, as well as a member of the editorial boards of several journals in the field of communication, in general, and the field of Arab and Muslim media, in particular.
Dr. Khamis is a media commentator and analyst, a public speaker, a human rights commissioner in the Human Rights Commission in Montgomery County, Maryland, and a radio host, who presents a monthly radio show on “U.S. Arab Radio” (the first Arab-American radio station broadcasting in the U.S. and Canada).
Ray Hanania is an award winning former Chicago City Hall political reporter and columnist. He writes for al Jazeera English and Creators Syndicate. Hanania is the managing editor of The Arab Daily News at www.TheArabDailyNews.com.
Hanania is the author of PoweR PR: Ethnic Activists Guide to Strategic Communications which seeks to explore the challenges “minority minorities” have in overcoming historic news media bias and discrimination.
Click here to read Hanania’s analysis of the differences between the Western media coverage of the terrorism in Paris versus the terrorism in Beirut which occurred the day before, included the killing of three Americans, and received far less worldwide fanfare than the terrorism the next day in Paris.
The radio show was broadcast on Friday Nov. 20, 2015 on WNZK AM 690 radio in Detroit and AM 700 radio in Washington DC at 8 am EST. Hosted by Dr. Sahar Khamis.
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Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.
"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."
Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia as the Special US Correspondent for the Arab News at www.ArabNews.com, the TheArabDailyNews.com, www.TheDailyHookah.com and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.
Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.
The managing editor of Suburban Chicagoland Online News website www.SuburbanChicagoland.com, Hanania's columns also appeare in the Southwest News Newspaper Group of 8 newspapers.
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