CNN, Al-Jazeera Debate the Bin Laden Tapes; Arabic Newspaper Editor Asks the U.N. Why It Refused to Take Taliban Prisoners -- Hundreds Were Massacred

December 07, 2001

We pick up our coverage of yesterday’s U.N. panel "News vs. Propaganda" where discussion turned to the question of the bin Laden video tapes.


  • "News vs. Propaganda", U.N. panel on media coverage held on December 6 in New York.
  • Hafez Al Mirazi, Washington Bureau Chief of Al-Jazeera
  • Barbara Crossette, correspondent for the New York Times
  • Shashi Tharoor, the interim head of the U.N. Department of Public Information, who moderated the forum
  • Abdel Bari Atwan, of the London Arab-language daily Al Quds Al-Arabi
  • Mathatha Tsedu, Deputy Chief of News, South African Broadcasting Corporation
  • Karen Curry, Vice President and New York Bureau Chief of CNN
  • Lakhdar Brahimi, Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General for Afghanistan via satellite