The way these two media outlets have been reporting the issue of the civil wars in the Middle East, in Syria to be specific is very different. Aljazeera for instance seems to be sympathetic to the militia groups which they call prefer to call ISIS or ISIL while the western media prefer to call the Islamic state. While the English version of Aljazeera tries to be as neutral as possible, it has also shown a different perspective in the way they report. CNN has portrayed ISIS as an evil terrorist group that is a threat to the west while Aljazeera, albeit not in an explicit way, has been less harsh on their description of the Islamic state.