Winner 2004

MOSAIC: World News from the Middle East

Link TV

Link TV’s MOSAIC: World News from The Middle East offers viewers an in-depth look at the daily news as presented by over 15 national broadcasters in the region. The thirty-minute broadcast, aired Monday through Friday, gives Americans a unique opportunity to view the world from the perspective of people living in the Middle East. From executive producers Kim Spencer, President of Link TV, and Jack Willis, Vice President of Programming, MOSAIC includes excerpts of newscasts from state-owned and independent broadcasters based in Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Syria, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Iraq, Iran, and London. Supplemented solely with English voiceovers, MOSAIC is unedited and unhosted, leaving all analysis to the viewer. Along with broadcasts from Israel’s national IBA TV, MOSAIC presents a wide range of Arab sentiment, from the most “moderate” broadcasters such as Abu Dhabi TV, to the more “radical” – such as the Hezbollah-funded station Al-Manar TV broadcast from Beirut. MOSAIC is produced by Jamal Dajani, a Palestinian-American, and David Michaelis, an Israeli citizen, creating what is probably one of the few ongoing Palestinian-Israeli news partnership in the world. For presenting the Middle East as 280 million people in 22 countries see it every day on their own television sets, MOSAIC: World News from The Middle East receives a Peabody Award.