European Union Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid Louis Michel on Thursday presented the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize for the Middle East to Khaleej Times journalist and columnist Aijaz Zaka Syed at a grand ceremony at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.Louis Michel who presented the prestigious award on behalf of the EU is Belgian and is known for his Israel-bashing statements (European Commissioner Louis Michel: "Israel is ridiculing international humanitarian law" - 2009) He is the father of the current Belgian P.M. Charles Michel (Israel prevents Belgian minister from entering Gaza - 2010). Let's see if the EU will issue a rebuke and if the prize will be rescinded.
Via Elder of Ziyon:
In 2007, Aijaz Zaka Syed won third place in the EU's Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for outstanding reporting on development and poverty eradication.
Here's what he is writing today:
The Western media narrative is indeed hopelessly flawed and skewed and is often dictated by its economic and political interests worldwide. It remains hostage to powerful lobbies –Clearly, this is an impossibly one-sided, asymmetrical battle. The Muslims feel that they are faced with And their claim and historic sense of perpetually being at the receiving-end is
From the worldwide media empire of the likes of Rupert Murdoch – whose News Corp owns scores of newspapers, television channels and radio stations around the globe – to the stable of Time Warner – which owns some of the world’s most powerful newspapers, magazines and television networks –
, the mighty dream factory that plays a critical role in building and perpetuating stereotypes and age-old myths and biases about ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys’ in Hollywood-speak.
Many of the major Hollywood studios and production companies are wholly or partly owned by the . So it is little surprising then that Arabs and Muslims do not exactly come across as the friendliest and most likeable people on earth in films and television shows like ‘24’ and ‘Homeland.
The fact that some of the top editors, columnists, writers and filmmakers in the US and elsewhere also happen to be pro-Israel also hasn’t helped our cause. Just look at the New York Times and the Washington Post – the two most formidable voices of the US establishment – and the proud line-up of their editors and columnists. From Tom Friedman to Charles Krauthammer, some of the biggest names in the business are staunch supporters of Israel
read moreIf America as the sole superpower and the political and economic master of the free world controls our world, the Zionists, in turn, are seen as controlling Uncle Sam.