U.S. international broadcasters work to achieve credibility, and understanding, in the Middle East

WASHINGTON — "Oh are you working for the CIA now?" That is how Samir Nader, State Department correspondent for Radio Sawa described his friends' reaction when he joined the U.S. radio network beamed to the Middle East. But the key to their acceptance, and their large audiences, is that they are the only full-time correspondents covering the White House, Congress, the Pentagon and the State Department in Arabic language broadcasting. So people in Iraq, Syria and neighboring countries can see and hear that they are getting the news direct from Washington. And they can see that Americans disagree — and…

Derek Shearer a Panelist on The Road to Sochi: Sports, Diplomacy and the Media CPD-Journalism Forum

Upcoming Event: Senior Fellow Derek Shearer will be a panelist at an upcoming Spring 2014 CPD-Journalism Forum discussing "the intersection of sports, journalism and international relations, as Russia plays host to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics."…