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Habib Battah

A Tale of Two Interviews

[Screen shot from CNN.]

“In order to solve the world’s problems, we must continue to have serious debates,” a CNN correspondent says emphatically during a glitzy promotional spot, aired endlessly on the network. But when it comes to Israel’s wars, CNN has also proven that its correspondents and editors reserve the right to reduce or withhold serious discussion and questions of accountability from the interviews it broadcasts.   This was particularly clear during the latest violence in Gaza, ...

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Habib Battah


Habib Battah is a Beirut-based investigative journalist and journalism instructor, contributing to Al Jazeera English, BBC World and others. He is author of “The Beirut Report” and tweets at @habib_b