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Radio Beijing in the Middle East

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Joseph Braude

Like American public diplomacy efforts in the Arab world, the Confucius Institute--the franchise of Chinese educational facilities that was promoted in the Arabic CRI broadcast--also encounters opposition in some countries where it maintains a presence.

Korean Voices Make Waves on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
Joseph Braude

It is clear that under the shade of America's security umbrella in the Middle East, Koreans have been making strong inroads. Are there ways in which the United States, as a partner of Korea, might seek to benefit from those inroads, whether on the ground or over the airwaves?

A Jewish Rival for Al-Jazeera: What Would It Take?

Dovid Efune | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media
Dovid Efune

There is great excitement these days now that Kazakh Israeli billionaire Alexander Mashkevitch has announced he is planning to launch an international Jewish news network that will serve as Israel's answer to Al Jazeera.

U.S. Public Diplomacy and the New Egypt

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Seib

Although built on democratic aspirations, Egypt's revolution did not draw inspiration from the United States. And given that reality, their relationship requires prompt and thoughtful rebuilding.

Can G.I. Joey Tribbiani Take Down Osama Bin Laden?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Let's face it, America doesn't need the Saudis to promote its culture. It always had and always will have fans around the world.

Lugar Report Honsestly Evaluates U.S. International Broadcasting

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Seib

Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), the ranking Republican member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has done something remarkable: issued an...

Foreign Arabic-Language TV: An Exercise in Futility?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

They're tripping over each other. American, British, French, Russian, Chinese and Turkish satellite TV channels want a piece of the Arab viewers' p...

Al Hurra, Still "A Bad Idea"

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

Al Hurra, the US government-funded television network, was a bad idea when it was launched in 2004. It has failed, and yet it won't die any time soon.

Jason Linkins

Kid Reporter Damon Weaver Now Working On Bringing Peace To The Middle East

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Superstar kid reporter Damon Weaver, having achieved the interview with President Obama that our own Sam Stein could only dream of getting, has traine...

Why Are You Paying for TV No One is Watching?

Nadim Hasbani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nadim Hasbani

The Arab-speaking world is in dire need of the kind of coverage Al Jazeera English provides. Western governments must do more than pour money into perceived propaganda machines.

White House Paid Journalists To Go On Middle East Propaganda Network

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alhurra, the U.S. government-funded Arabic news channel, paid former Bush and Clinton administration officials, lobbyists and high-profile Washington ...

US Funded Mideast Satellite Channel al-Hurra Plagued By Missteps And Low Viewership

Washington Post | Craig Whitlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Egyptian bureau of al-Hurra, an Arabic-language television network financed by the U.S. government, boasts a spectacular view of the Nile River an...