Connections Episode 78
Gaza: The Media Goes to War
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Adel Iskandar
On Wednesday, 22 November Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with Adel Iskandar about the role of the media during the current war on the Gaza Strip This episode of Connections examines the manner in which Western media in particular has often sacrificed independence to promote state policies.
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Adel Iskandar is an Associate Professor of Global Communication at Simon Fraser University, where he is the Director of the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies and the Chair of Graduate Studies in the School of Communication. He is the author, co-author and co-editor of numerous works including Edward Said: A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation(University of California Press, 2010). Iskandar is a Co-Editor of Jadaliyya.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.