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Mohammad Al-Kassim, Associate Producer, Middle East

Mohammad Al-Kassim is a broadcast journalist who has reported on international, national and local issues for the English and Arabic press. He served as the news director at 90.1 KKFI-FM Kansas City Community Radio. Mohammad is from Jerusalem, fluent in English and Arabic and speaks conversational Hebrew. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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Iran protest coverage reflects spectrum of Arab media bias

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Iran protest coverage reflects spectrum of Arab media bias

Worldfocus' Mohammad al-Kassim writes about bias in the Arab media's depiction of recent political violence in Iran. The post-presidential election demonstrations in Iran have been closely monitored by Western media outlets, and the coverage is sympathetic with the reform movement. But the coverage in the Middle East -- especially the Gulf region -- is conflicted.

Posted: December 31, 2009 12:19   Comments: 2
In Hamas-Fatah struggle, Barghouti embraces “third way”

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In Hamas-Fatah struggle, Barghouti embraces “third way”

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim interviews Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, the Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative, a party that supports nonviolent resistance and the establishment of a pluralistic, democratic Palestinian state. Barghouti discusses the peace process, Palestinian infighting and the Obama administration.

Posted: November 19, 2009 16:35   Comments: 9
Worldfocus Radio: Jerusalem United or Divided?

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Worldfocus Radio: Jerusalem United or Divided?

East and West Jerusalem are divided along ethnic and religious lines -- in addition to the separation fence that Israel built to secure the city. Martin Savidge hosts Mustafa Barghouti of the Palestinian National Initiative and Gershon Baskin of the Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information.

Posted: November 18, 2009 20:28   Comments: 15
At 40, Sesame Street — and Open Sesame — live on

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At 40, Sesame Street — and Open Sesame — live on

The influential children's program Sesame Street celebrates its 40th birthday. Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al Kassim writes about his memories of the Arabic-language version, Open Sesame. Al Jazeera English reports on the show's lessons from Jordan to South Africa.

Posted: November 10, 2009 16:22   Comments: 2
Afghanistan’s “bravest woman” criticizes government

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Afghanistan’s “bravest woman” criticizes government

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al Kassim interviews Malalai Joya -- the first Afghan woman to be elected to parliament. She has openly challenged the Afghan government, U.S. and NATO military presence, warlords and the Taliban.

Posted: November 6, 2009 14:54   Comments: 16
Ancient Palestinian craft still intact amid globalization

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Ancient Palestinian craft still intact amid globalization

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al Kassim reports from the West Bank city of Hebron about its vanishing glassmaking industry, which dates back to the Phoenician era. He visits a master craftsman whose family business has endured for generations.

Posted: November 3, 2009 16:56   Comments: 26
South Yemenis clamor for secession from Yemen

Mohammad Al-Kassim

South Yemenis clamor for secession from Yemen

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim writes about the separatist movement in Southern Yemen - an under-reported story that could have major implications for the United States.

Posted: October 16, 2009 13:40   Comments: 3
A view from the East: Soccer in Egypt

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A view from the East: Soccer in Egypt

Mohammad Al-Kassim, a producer at Worldfocus, blogs here about soccer's popularity around the world -- exemplified by a piece from the Al Arabiya news channel. Translated from the Arabic, it tells the story of a young Egyptian couple who found an unusual way to balance their passion for soccer with their wedding day.

Posted: October 8, 2009 16:13   Comments: 2
Reading the Middle Eastern press on Iran’s nuclear plant

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Reading the Middle Eastern press on Iran’s nuclear plant

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim blogs about how Middle Eastern news media outlets covered the news that Iran is building a second nuclear site.

Posted: September 25, 2009 15:10   Comments: 1
Walkouts inside, protests outside for Ahmadinejad at U.N.

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Walkouts inside, protests outside for Ahmadinejad at U.N.

Protesters rallied outside as Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at the United Nations on Wednesday, and several delegations walked out. But Iran's state-run television saw the speech in a different light.

Posted: September 24, 2009 10:45   Comments: 1

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