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Middle East Docos Now Available on Archive.org

Press Release from Alternate Focus

For Immediate Release

Middle East Documentaries Now Available on Archive.org

Alternate Focus, a group producing documentaries offering an alternative view of Middle East issues, has uploaded their programs to the Internet Archive, www.archive.org, where they are available for free download and online streaming. The documentaries offer first-hand accounts and expert analysis on the politics and culture of the region, covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war in Iraq, and more.

“We are very excited that the other side of the story is now more readily available to American audiences and international audiences,” says Alternate Focus Co-Founder Ed Sweed. “We hope that these programs will bring more awareness and education to Americans about this important and often misunderstood region.”

Alternate Focus is also available on the Dish Satellite Network on Free Speech TV, Channel 9415 on Saturdays at 8pm EST, as well as on local broadcasts in select cities.

To view these programs on the Internet Archive, go to www.archive.org, search for “Alternate Focus,” click on the desired program, then click on the desired format under Stream or Download in the left column.

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About Alternate Focus: Based in San Diego, California, Alternate Focus is a viewer-supported, 501(c)(3) non-profit educational media group promoting an alternative view of Middle East issues. The group uses the web, cable and satellite television, and DVDs to showcase media not usually seen by American audiences. The group has over twenty producers and many affiliated independent video producers all contributing to their weekly program. AF was founded by a Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim, all dedicated to working together for peace and justice. For more information about Alternate Focus and their shows visit www.alternatefocus.org.

About the Internet Archive: The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an ‘Internet library,’ with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in their collections.

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