It seems that 2012 will be the year when Arab viewers may finally see the break up of the dominance currently imposed over the Arabic satellite news channel market by the Qatari-owned Al-Jazeera and Saudi-backed Al-Arabiya.
In Congress and the media, new champions of Arab democracy have been born overnight. I suspect this celebration of the "Arab street" is born more of an anti-Arab animus than of a real commitment to Arab democracy.
Arab reporters have shown that they are willing to investigate their own communities. The fact that young journalists are learning the tricks of the trade bodes well for the natural progression of this form of investigations.