Finding Ways to Bridge the Abyss of Misunderstanding

Almaeena, Khaled
June 2007
Nieman Reports;Summer2007, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p40
This article calls on the Western mass media to be more nuanced and objective in covering Islam and Muslims. It laments that most writings by scholars and journalists in the West do not give a full and balanced account about Muslims and their religion. It says that stereotypes and offensive language abound in Western mass media's coverage of Islam and Muslims. It contends that there is no logic in attributing a savage act by a single of few Muslims to their religion. For this type of reasoning would not do justice to Christianity and Judaism as well. It calls on the Arab countries to make effort to confront and counter the misinformation on the Western mass media.


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