Saturday September 16, 2006
I've Been Thinking:
57 Muslim countries met on Wednesday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
They are the members of the Organization of Islamic Conference, the OIC.
The OIC met to debate various issues and pass important resolutions.
The biggest issue they wanted to confront was the issue of the media.
The OIC is convinced that their member nations are downtrodden, that they are abused by the media.
One suggestion was that Muslims world over purchase Western media outlets so as to better portray themselves in the Western world.
Another suggestion was to respect and honor the free press.
The Iranian suggestion was to create an organization of Muslim journalists from every country to help one another and to bind together.
Obviously, three very different solutions to one perceived problem.
Here's my problem with their solutions:
From my point of view the Muslim media is very savvy.
From my point of view, the Muslim media far outstrips Western media in manufacturing and manipulating situations, the Israeli war with Hezbollah is the perfect most recent example.
The grass, I guess, is always greener.
15 June 2012 08:15 AM in Thoughts
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