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Your Call: What's behind the Saudi-Iran diplomatic crisis?


On the January 8th edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the diplomatic crisis between Iran and Saudi Arabia after the Saudi government executed a prominent Shiite dissident.

We’ll also discuss coverage of the State Department’s response and Saudi Arabia’s public relations campaign to shape how the news is covered in the US. Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for BuzzFeed News based in Istanbul

Lee Fang, investigative reporter at the Intercept

Michael Beckel, Michael Beckel is a politics reporter for the Center for Public Integrity

Web Resources:

BuzzFeed: Saudi Arabia Faces Condemnation For Executing A Leader Of Its Shiite Minority

The Intercept: After Executing Regime Critic, Saudi Arabia Fires Up American PR Machine

Center for Public Integrity: Election 2016 by the numbers