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Listening Post (Iraq War: Arab View) #726485

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 18, 2003
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(Studio: Brian Williams) A summit in Saudi Arabia for Arab leaders to discuss the new Iraq noted; scenes shown from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Opinion of the US in the Arab World examined; details given about the different focus given to war coverage by Arab and western media; photos shown of American troops in Saddam’s palaces and wounded Iraqis; scenes shown of a protest in Cairo, Egypt, against the war; videotape of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein among the people of Baghdad shown. [American University in Cairo student Noraden SALAA‡- says Americans are disrespecting the Iraqi civilization & culture.] [University newspaper editor Sara HUSSEIN‡- says Americans are perceived as wanting to colonize Iraq and exploits its oil fields.] [Middle East expert Shibley TELHAMI††- comments on Arab TV coverage of the war.] [Mosaic Television Jamal DAJANI†- comments on the re-broadcast in the US of Arab broadcasts.]

Williams, Brian

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