so-treu:
let me repeat: AL JAZEERA IS NOT A RELIABLE SOURCE FOR INFORMATION ON SYRIA, AMONG OTHER THINGS:
Television channels have turned into political parties, pushing the agenda for some outside forces, former Al Jazeera correspondent in Beirut, Ali Hashem, told RT. Hashem has come in spotlight after resigning from the television citing its bias. In emails leaked by Syrian hackers, Ali Hashem vented his anger over Al Jazeera’s one-sided coverage of Syria and its refusal to cover the events in Bahrain. In an exclusive interview with RT, the former Beirut correspondent Hashem refrained from discussing his resignation, but stressed that these days, independent media is a myth.  “There is no independent media anymore. It is whose agenda is paying the money for the media outlet,” he said. “Politicization of media means that media outlets are today like political parties. Everyone is adopting a point of view, fight for it and bring all the tools and all the means they have in order to make it reach the biggest amount of viewers.” It is now the job of the viewer to compare the news from several different sources and then make his own conclusions, the journalist believes. “Today we are in the era of open source information and everyone can reach whatever information he wants.” Hashem said the problem with this picture is that some news outlets can reach bigger audiences than others. “What they say will [seem] to be a fact while it might not be the fact,” he said.   Mass media should be “immune” when it comes to war and conflict, as this guarantees freedom of speech, Ali Hashem believes. “In the year 2006, Israel bombarded Al-Manar television because they said Al- Manar was doing propaganda war against Israel,” he said. “Al-Manar was on one side of this war and they were supporting the Hezbollah and the resistance and the war against Israel.  But does this give Israel the excuse to bombard Al-Manar? Certainly not.” “We should as journalists, whatever our point of view is, (because it is clear there is no independent journalism anymore) have the right to say whatever he wants safely, without being threatened to be bombarded or killed or executed or arrested,” Hashem concluded. Al Jazeera has recently suffered an exodus of key staff members from its Beirut Bureau: correspondent Ali Hashem, managing director Hassan Shaaban and producer Mousa Ahmad. The professionals cited bias in the channel’s coverage of the Arab Spring, especially the events in Syria and Bahrain, as the reason for their departures.
 

‘No independent journalism anymore’ – ex-Al Jazeera reporter

Tag:,

About P33r

(r34tiv3 computer pirate

Lascia un commento

Inserisci i tuoi dati qui sotto o clicca su un'icona per effettuare l'accesso:

Logo WordPress.com

Stai commentando usando il tuo account WordPress.com. Chiudi sessione / Modifica )

Foto Twitter

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Twitter. Chiudi sessione / Modifica )

Foto di Facebook

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Facebook. Chiudi sessione / Modifica )

Google+ photo

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Google+. Chiudi sessione / Modifica )

Connessione a %s...

Prismi - Pensieri filosofici

Il sito di chi vuole pensare

Yanis Varoufakis

thoughts for the post-2008 world

Al di là del Buco

Verso la fine della guerra fredda (e pure calda) tra i sessi

TechCrunch

Startup and Technology News

R H I Z O M A T I C A

Mobile Communications for All

The Cryptosphere

Short and sweet cyber and crypto news for the whole family!

Barbara Collevecchio

Psicoanalisi & politica

#DigiTsipras

Progetto digitale a supporto della Lista "L'Altra Europa con Tsipras"

Stop TTIP Italia

Fermiamo il trattato di liberalizzazione UE-USA

hidden66

"Pensieri disordinati di un uomo mediamente comune..."

Partito Pirata Italiano Ferrara

Non votate per noi, Votate per voi: Non votate un leader, un gerarca, un presidente, un segretario, un onorevole, un deputato. Votate voi stessi.

Become ★your ★media

DON'T HATE THE MEDIA. BECOME YOUR MEDIA

WordPress.com VIP

Enterprise WordPress Hosting, Support, and Services

TIME

Current & Breaking News | National & World Updates

slowforward

entropia gratis

%d blogger cliccano Mi Piace per questo: