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