drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,
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are we winning the media wars?

aljazeera listening post - an interesting insight. It offers us such unpleasantry as

Also this The Listening Post's Salah Khadr reports on the murder of two Muslim women, but how only one of caught the Western media's attention.

Both were young Muslim women standing up for their right to free expression, whose murders caused outrage throughout the Arab and Muslim world.

But only Neda Sultan, whose dying moments during a Tehran street protest were broadcast on televisions and computer screens, made news the world over.

Marwa el-Sherbini was a pregnant 32-year-old Egyptian pharmacist living in Dresden, Germany.

She was savagely stabbed to death in front of her husband and three-year-old son, in a court of law, by the man who she was prosecuting for making racist slurs against her.

The murder of El-Sherbini received all kinds of coverage in the Arabic and Muslim media, but limited and tepid coverage in the West.

The Listening Post trys to answer why only one of them has been turned into a martyr by the Western news media and the other virtually ignored.

( op cit )
Who knows, maybe someday the americans will want to know what was wrong with their corporate media machine.
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