Audio: Crossing the Line interviews journalist Nora Barrows-Friedman

This week on Crossing The Line: Host Christopher Brown speaks with Crossing the Line correspondent Nora Barrows-Friedman about the ongoing lack of fair coverage concerning the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Barrows-Friedman, a senior producer with Flashpoints Radio, also speaks about her work with Palestinian youth aiming to “become the media” and tell their own stories of struggle in occupied Palestine.

Next, Crossing the Line’s special correspondent Nora Barrows-Friedman conducts an interview with Palestinian negotiator and attorney Diana Buttu about her encounters with Elliot Abrams. Abrams, a convicted former Reagan aide, is now advising the Bush administration on the Middle East.

As always, Crossing the Line begins with “This week in Palestine,” a service provided by The International Middle East Media Center.

Crossing the Line is a weekly podcast dedicated to giving voice to the voiceless in occupied Palestine. Through investigative news, arts, eyewitness accounts, and music, Crossing the Line does its best to present the lives of people on the ground.

Crossing the Line’s host, Christopher Brown, is an independent journalist currently living in San Francisco. Brown’s South African roots and desire for social change are the reason for his strong solidarity with the Palestinian people. In 1990 Brown was arrested in South Africa where he was detained and tortured for nearly two years by the South African secret police. Brown also lived and worked in the Old City of Hebron in the occupied West Bank.