Screening: War of Ideas

Screening Monday 2nd April, 2007

From the streets of Beirut to the control rooms of Al-Jazeera and other major Arab news channels, War of Ideas examines the media revolution sweeping the Middle East – and its political impact. 

While the Bush administration’s new "Rapid Response Unit" sets out to improve America’s image in the Arab press, Al-Jazeera English – the biggest start-up ever in broadcast journalism – is also trying to alter the West’s image of the Arab world. 

For all sides, television has become a weapon in an epic battle of ideas to shape the future of the Middle East.