If you want to see a reasonably true measure of how well –and how ethically – the western world is engaging the eastern, I suggest you read Al-Jazeera Online regularly.
This is predicated on the fact that every news source reflects the values of its owners and/or managers – through how it reports, and what it chooses to report on.
(Be careful with the spelling, however: aljazeera.com is totally unrelated. Use one of the links here.)
Al-Jazeera has been referred to by the New York Times as “the freest, most widely-watched tv channel in the Arab world”, although the US government claims it has a strong anti-American bias.
Some may be disappointed to find, however, that Al-Jazeera Online is relatively measured. It may take a little time to gain that useful perspective I mentioned. (Yesterday's front page was relatively bland, today it's more forthright, tomorrow ... )