Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jihad Al-Khazin about the mouthpiece of Prince Khalid bin Sultan, "Al-Hayat"

 He wrote: "I work at a paper with the largest amount of media freedom in the entire Arab world, and the publisher (Prince Khalid bin Sultan) protects this freedom, and the reader finds on its pages the opinion and its contrary".  Kid you not. Of course, in a document by the foreign ministry revealed by Wikileaks, both Al-Hayat and Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat are referred to as "tools" of the Saudi government.  As for the paper: it is true: they publish a pro-Saudi regime opinion, next to regime opinion. ha ha

أنا أعمل في جريدة تتمتع بأوسع نسبة حرية صحافية في العالم العربي كله، والناشر يحمي هذه الحرية، ويجد القارىء بين صفحات «الحياة» الرأي ونقيضه