The fourth part of Frontline/World�s �News War� series � entitled �Stories from a Small Planet,� looks at media around the globe to reveal the international forces that influence journalism and politics in the United States.�
Airing on KUED-Channel 7 Tuesday, March 27 at 9 p.m
., the lead story focuses on the new Arab media and its role in both mitigating and exacerbating the clash between the West and Islam.
With a focus on Al Jazeera and how it has changed the face of a parochial and tightly controlled Arab media, the segment explores Al Jazeera�s growing influence around the world � from Muslim communities in Europe to the pending launch of a new English-language service that will be broadcast in the United States.
The second story is about an online newspaper, OhmyNews
, created by South Korean journalist Oh Yeon Ho, who set out to confirm his belief that every citizen is a reporter. OhmyNews
employs 25 trained reporters who cover the major news stories of the day, much like any newspaper, but what is unique are the nearly 33,000 �citizen journalists� who post up to 200 stories a day.
has become one of the most influential news and information sites in Korea, with more than 750,000 unique users per day. Oh explains that �OhmyNews
is a kind of public square in which the reform-minded generation meets and talks with each other and finds confidence.� �He has recently launched OhmyNews International
in English and another site in Japan, and says he�s coming to the United States.
Frontline�s �Stories from a Small Planet�
��� airs on KUED-Channel 7 Tuesday, March 27 at 9 p.m
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