6 episodes

Interviews with people in media who trace their roots back to the region that stretches across from North Africa all the way over to Southwest Asia.

This show is from AMEJA, the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association. (more at ameja.org)

Re: Orient AMEJA

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Interviews with people in media who trace their roots back to the region that stretches across from North Africa all the way over to Southwest Asia.

This show is from AMEJA, the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association. (more at ameja.org)

    Abdallah Fayyad on Covering Palestine and Israel

    Abdallah Fayyad on Covering Palestine and Israel

    Abdallah Fayyad (@abdallah_fayyad) wrote a series of editorials for The Boston Globe that made him a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

    We spoke to him a few months ago about the two-year anniversary of an open-letter criticizing Western media coverage of Palestine. In light of the recent news, we invited Abdallah for another interview. Here's that discussion.

    Links to articles referenced in the episode:


    AMEJA's statement on treatment of journalists covering Palestine and Israel: https://x.com/AMEJA/status/1716599822537695594?s=20
    AMEJA's media guide on covering Israel and Palestine: https://www.ameja.org/Media-Resource-Guide-for-Palestine-Israel
    Recap of events: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/10/17/israel-hamas-war-reason-explained-gaza/
    More background: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/gaza-strip-controls-s-know-rcna119405
    An opinion piece Abdallah wrote shortly after Hamas' recent attack and Israel's response: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/10/11/opinion/israel-occupation-gaza-violence-cycle/
    The open letter: https://medialetterpalestine.medium.com/an-open-letter-on-u-s-media-coverage-of-palestine-d51cad42022d
    Examples of Western media's coverage on Palestine: https://www.thenation.com/article/world/us-media-treats-palestinian-lives-as-expendable/
    Related: https://www.newarab.com/news/cnn-journalist-apologises-claiming-hamas-beheaded-babies
    Related: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/journalists-in-gaza-struggle-with-safety-survival-while-reporting-on-the-ground
    On Shireen Abu Akleh: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/10/16/israeli-forces-killed-abu-akleh-without-justification-un-inquiry-says
    Related: https://open.spotify.com/episode/52C0FnQgsgHOYA8WrKHKvJ?si=2129d3a650f742aa
    AP style entry on Palestine: https://www.apstylebook.com/topical_most_recent
    Reference to New York Times coverage: ⁠https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/07/world/middleeast/israel-gaza-attack.html⁠
    Reference to Reuters article: https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/israeli-forces-clash-with-hamas-gunmen-after-hundreds-killed-2023-10-08/
    Another reference to Reuters coverage: ⁠https://www.reuters.com/graphics/ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS/MASSACRES/zgporzedjvd/⁠
    On the unverified reports of beheadings: https://www.factcheck.org/2023/10/what-we-know-about-three-widespread-israel-hamas-war-claims/
    Related: https://theintercept.com/2023/10/11/israel-hamas-disinformation/
    Related: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/10/12/white-house-walks-back-bidens-claim-he-saw-children-beheaded-by-hamas
    On the incendiary rhetoric being used: https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israel-palestine-war-extremist-incendiary-language-rhetoric
    Related: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/10/12/israel-congress-hamas-war/


    On 'apartheid': https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2022/02/israels-apartheid-against-palestinians-a-cruel-system-of-domination-and-a-crime-against-humanity/
    Related: https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/04/27/threshold-crossed/israeli-authorities-and-crimes-apartheid-and-persecution
    Related: https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2022/03/israels-55-year-occupation-palestinian-territory-apartheid-un-human-rights
    Related: https://www.btselem.org/publications/fulltext/202101_this_is_apartheid
    Another link to the opinion piece Abdallah wrote shortly after Hamas' recent attack and Israel's response: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/10/11/opinion
    Another link to AMEJA's media guide on covering Israel and Palestine: https://www.ameja.org/Media-Resource-Guide-for-Palestine-Israel

    • 51 min
    Sama'an Ashrawi on Interviewing DJ Khaled

    Sama'an Ashrawi on Interviewing DJ Khaled

    “The Key is to Make It”

    Sama'an Ashrawi has interviewed some of the biggest music artists to date and somehow always managed to get them to open up. He says a little vulnerability goes a long way.

    Show Notes:


    Read Sama'an's profile of DJ Khaled
    An open letter on media coverage of Palestine
    Read Sama'an's piece on Drake's poetry
    Follow Sama'an on the IG or on X
    More on AMEJA's 2023 Awards Call for Entries

    • 34 min
    Zahra Hankir on Eyeliner

    Zahra Hankir on Eyeliner

    Eyeliner. It's as ubiquitous as the concept of beauty itself. But how did this one object come to influence so many?

    A conversation with Lebanese-British journalist Zahra Hankir on her upcoming book Eyeliner: A Cultural History.

    Follow her @zahrahankir

    • 32 min
    Rowaida Abdelaziz on Covering the Community

    Rowaida Abdelaziz on Covering the Community

    In conversation with national reporter Rowaida Abdelaziz, who has covered islamophobia & immigration at the Huffington Post. Follow her on Twitter @Rowaida_Abdel.

    • 30 min
    Ramtin Arablouei on Narrative

    Ramtin Arablouei on Narrative

    In conversation with the co-host and co-creator of NPR's first history podcast Throughline.

    • 35 min
    Laila Al-Arian on Objectivity

    Laila Al-Arian on Objectivity

    In conversation with the Executive Producer of Al Jazeera's Fault Lines. 



    You can follow Laila Al-Arian on Twitter at @LailaAlarian.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

MarwaMorgan ,

Different perspectives from Arab and Middle Eastern journalists

Great podcast! The episodes feature Arab and Middle Eastern journalists from different backgrounds- it’s a chance to hear voices who are typically underrepresented.

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Where Everybody Knows Your Name with Ted Danson and Woody Harrelson (sometimes)
Team Coco & Ted Danson, Woody Harrelson
Stuff You Should Know
iHeartPodcasts
This American Life
This American Life
Come by Chance
CBC
Fail Better with David Duchovny
Lemonada Media
Shawn Ryan Show
Shawn Ryan | Cumulus Podcast Network