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Middle East / Israel & Lebanon / Hizballah & the Media #836510

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 09, 2006
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(Northern Israel: Anderson Cooper) The war bulletin on the fighting on the Israeli-Lebanon border updated; details given about the ground offensive, the dragging diplomatic solution & the defiance from Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah.

(New York: Randi Kaye) Hizballah's relationship to the media examined; details given about the group's refusal to talk to reporters reporting from Israel like CNN's Anderson Cooper, Hizballah's silence with the Arab media & how Hizballah stage manages the news coverage it grants. [Council on Foreign Relations Vali NASR†- explains Hizballah's view on bias; states the Hizballah PR machine is directed to scoring points at home.] [CNN's Ben WEDEMAN - comments on Hizballah's tight security system; notes Hizballah focuses on an Arab audience.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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