Vote Al Jazeera
: Blogging from the World Editors Forum quotes Hazem Saghieh, editor of Al Hayat in London:
Al Jazeera “has partly replaced and taken over the role of political parties in the Middle East. Al Jazeera is the most influential party in the Arabic World”, he said. This development has been helped by technological advances and the decline of traditional political parties in the region, Saghieh explained. “Al Jazeera claims that US military destroyed its offices in Kabul and Baghdad and an Al Jazeera correspondent in Madrid was accused of having helped Arabic terrorists. That is typical for a political party”, Saghieh said.