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Episode Guide
EPISODE 603
Airdate: March 27, 2007

• Overview
• Credits

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OVERVIEW

War of Ideas
Inside the Arab media revolution
In the fourth hour of News War, FRONTLINE/World reporter Greg Barker travels to the Middle East to examine the rise of Arab satellite TV channels and their impact on the war of ideas at a time of convulsive change and conflict in the region. His report focuses on the growing influence of Al Jazeera, and the controversy around the recent launch of Al Jazeera English, which U.S. satellite and cable companies have declined to carry. Barker also visits the war room of the State Department's Rapid Response Unit, which monitors Arab media 24 hours a day, and meets with U.S. military officers whose mission is to engage the Arab news channels in debate. read more

Requiem
Reporting in a dangerous world
At a time when fair and accurate news coverage is more essential than ever, 2006 marked one of the deadliest years on record for journalists. Surprisingly, despite the fierce fighting in Iraq, most of the slain journalists did not die in combat. They were deliberately targeted, hunted down, and murdered for investigating corruption, crime, or human rights abuses in countries around the world. In Requiem, FRONTLINE/World essayist Sheila Coronel looks at the dangers journalists confront as they try to tell their stories and pays special tribute to reporters working in the Philippines, Russia, Turkey, Zimbabwe, China and Iraq who have been killed, jailed, or exiled for daring to speak truth to power. read more

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TV AND WEB CREDITS

WAR OF IDEAS: Inside the Arab media revolution

Produced By: GREG BARKER; Co-Producer: CLAUDIA RIZZI; Editor: JOANNA KIERNAN; Camera: FRANK-PETER LEHMANN; Production Manager: VIVIENNE STEELE; Production Assistant: NINA ABEYSURIYA; Production Team : JEANINE JALKH, BACHIR EL-KHOURY, LEILA MAKKI ; Archive Consultant : JAMAL DAJANI; Special Thanks: MOSIAC; Assistant Producer: FARRAH DAKHLALLAH

REQUIEM: Reporting in a dangerous world

Produced by: MARGARITA DRAGON; Reported by: SHEILA CORONEL; Senior Producer: MARTIN SMITH; Editor: BRIAN KAMERZEL; Additional Editing: BEN GOLD; Camera: SCOTT ANGER; Translator: PAULA WANG; Original Music: ASKOLD BUK; Archival Materials: AGOS, AL ARABIYA TV, ARMENIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE ELDER PHOTO COLLECTION, CNN IMAGE SOURCE ATSUSHI FUNAHASHI, GETTY IMAGES, IHLAS NEWS AGENCY, ITN SOURCE JOURNEYMAN PICTURES, LUIERE PRODUCTIONS, NOVAYA GAZETA, PROBE PRODUCTIONS; Special Thanks: COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS


FOR FRONTLINE/WORLD

Coordinating Producer: DAVID RITSHER; Senior Associate Producers: SACHI CUNNINGHAM, MARJORIE MCAFEE; Associate Producer: ARIANA REGUZZONI; Production Assistants: ADITHYA SAMBAMURTHY, ZACH STAUFFER; Senior Interactive Producer/Editor: JACKIE BENNION; Interactive Associate Producers: SONIA NARANG, ROBERT KRIEGER; Business Manager: TOBEE PHIPPS; Unit Manager: MARY SULLIVAN; Compliance Manager:  LISA PALONE; Promotion: DIANE BUXTON, SAUNDRA ST. LOUIS, PHIL ZIMMERMAN; Marketing Consultant: KITO CETRULO; Legal: ERIC BRASS, CYNTHIA AHN; Satellite Photos: GEOEYE; Theme Music: SUPREME BEINGS OF LEISURE; Director of New Media and Technology: SAM BAILEY; Online Editor: JIM FERGUSON; Sound Mix:  JIM SULLIVAN; Post Production Director: CHRIS FOURNELLE;   On-Air Promotion: MISSY FREDERICK; Assistant Editor: MING XUE; Post Production Assistant: ERIN ANGUISH;  Series Design: JOHN MACGIBBON; Frontline Coordinating Producer: ROBIN PARMELEE; Frontline Director of Broadcast: TIM MANGINI; Frontline Series Manager: JIM BRACCIALE; Frontline Series Editor: KEN DORNSTEIN; Series Editor: STEPHEN TALBOT; Series Executive Director: SHARON TILLER; Executive Producer: DAVID FANNING