LIES, MISREPORTING AND CATASTROPHE IN THE MIDDLE EAST — Robert Fisk with Hatem Bazian _on Anti-War Progressive Teach-in
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LIES, MISREPORTING AND CATASTROPHE IN THE MIDDLE EAST — Robert Fisk with Hatem Bazian
A talk and conversation on the role of the journalist in the misreporting on the Middle East. Fisk begins with a linguistic analysis and says that our language has become not just a debased ally but a full verbal partner in the language of governments, armies, generals and weapons makers. Journalists become participants in the unfolding catastrophe, particularly in Palestine, where peace has become almost impossible.
England’s most famous reporter for the Middle East, Robert Fisk, made his annual trip to Berkeley, CA, to speak at a benefit for MECA, the Middle East Childrens Alliance. He is an acclaimed author and Middle East correspondent for the London Independent. This time he had asked to be interviewed on stage by Hatem Bazian, the young Palestinian American lecturer at the University of CA Berkeley. Between Fisk and Bazian they filled the Berkeley Church to capacity.
Robert Fisk has lived in and reported on the Middle East since 1976. He says that every journalist in the Middle East needs to keep a history book in their pocket as reminder of why the injustices inflicted by the West on the Middle East are engraved in people’s minds and have a powerful influence on what happens next.
Hatem Bazian was born in Nablus in the West Bank, went to school in Amman, Jordan and came to the US to attend San Francisco State University. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Islamic Studies from UC Berkeley and is a well loved and politically engaged teacher. From a TUC Radio Presentation.
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