Al-Arabiya Defends its Syria Coverage

Friday, August 24, 2012

Transcript

Bob speaks with Mazen Hayek, a spokesman from the Arabic-language news channel Al Arabiya, who responds to Sultan Al-Qassemi's critique. Hayek says the network has a history of covering conflicts without bias, and is doing its best to cover Syria fairly under difficult reporting circumstances.

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Guests:

Mazen Hayek

Hosted by:

Bob Garfield

Comments [2]

Will Caxton

Good job reporting criticism of Al Arabiya and giving a representative of Al Arabiya an opportunity to respond. Such even-handedness is rare, and in this case, well done. Second the earlier suggestion: yes, Arabic-English translators and interpreters are available for hire. Finding people who can properly translate cultural references, literary allusions, and idioms is harder but still feasible.

Aug. 29 2012 11:04 PM
Griffin

You can, of course, verify something in another language. While it might be more difficult, and you need a little bit of trust. But you can get a translator, especially in something as widely spoken as Arabic, and especially in a city as large as New York.

Aug. 25 2012 08:04 PM

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