This exercise offers you an opportunity to critically reflect on media coverage of current issues pertaining to the politics of the Middle East and North Africa. For this essay you should first identify an issue area. One example would be Islam and the status of women in the Middle East. Then, you are to assess how your sources are different or similar in terms of their coverage of the issue area that you have identified.
Please note that you are not writing an essay on the issue itself. This is not an essay on the status of women in MENA, for example. Rather, in this essay you are critically reflecting on media coverage of an issue in MENA. It is important to critically reflect on how underlying assumptions and biases may lead to different interpretations events in this important region. Finally, for this essay you must think imaginatively about how to integrate course readings into your assessment of media coverage of politics in the region, and to draw connections between your media sources and course readings.
1. Outside Sources: You are to go to the Global News and Opinion section in CANVAS. Here, you are to identify three sources that touch on the issue that you have identified. Here are the required criteria:
One (only one!) of your sources must be from the United States.
I expect to see a total of four clear references to course readings, cited appropriately.
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