A couple of interesting discussions


Thanks to My 2p for giving me the link to this youtube channel. Al Hiwar is an Arabic satellite TV channel broadcasting from London.

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I enjoy writing, well communicating to be more precise as writing is somewhat a solitary activity. I tend to think that life is beautiful and interesting but people tend to over-complicate it. I like thinking about people and societies (netfelssaf like we say in Algerian). Apart from that, am relatively begnin.

2 thoughts on “A couple of interesting discussions

  1. I liked the first video. Abdelbari Atwan has been very fair and refused to be blind. He also gave every point its deserved weight. On the other hand Jihad Khazen tried to be too nice so it seems he saw only very nice things. His analysis was therefore unrealistic.

    LOL@ DZ cha3b chariss but latif. And the guys say it without the slightest hesitation! Not sure this would have gone without notice on some other TV channels…

    One point though, all this story proves that Mashreq people are ignorant of what happens in our part of the world.

    • I know! I never heard a more ridiculous description than ‘charis but latif’, I find it quite patronising. I think Mashriq people don’t have a clue on many things, but I find it interesting that we know more about them than they do about us.

      But it is not because we are more open on other cultures, it’s more to do with their more advanced media and TV channels which we keep on watching. For example, why should we be perceived as being more ‘charis’ than say the Palestinians or the Iraqis who are ripping each other. I never heard these peoples described as charis (or latif for that matter).

      It may be that what the world knows about us does not amount to more than our revolution, civil war and generally violent behaviours. Other aspects of ‘algerianity’ are seldom advertised. I wonder whose fault this is?

      The second video is almost completely staged by the Egyptian presenter. Mediocre presenting skills, it seems Egyptians really do have a problem recognizing their shortcomings.

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