Posts Tagged ‘Al Jazeera’

Al Jazeera America Expands

January 3, 2013

Al Jazeera America Expands

Surely Fox News is saying “Al Gore Sells Out to Al Jazeera,’ ands it’s sort of true. Al Jazeera America just bought Mr. Gore’s Current TV network in an effort to expand its presence in the USA. Price: $500 million.

Despite winning acclaim and awards for good journalism, American xenophobia and cable provider cowardice have keep Al Jazeera from reaching many US viewers. The new acquisition deal may not help. Time Warner Cable, which carried Current TV, said it won’t carry AJ America.

Breaking News for Islamophobic Fox News Patriots: Saudi Prince Walid bin Talal is the second-largest Fox shareholder.

More:

“Al Jazeera Seeks a U.S. Voice Where Gore Failed,” Brian Stelter, Washington Post blog

“Al Jazeera Buys Current TV, Predictable Bigotry Ensues,” Taylor Berman, Gawker

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AJE on TV in NYC

August 2, 2011

AJE on TV in NYC

First Tunisia, then Egypt, and now  … the Big Apple. Al Jazeera English is coming to New York City, subletting the RISE cable channel. AJE has been virtually shut-out of U.S. markets due to post 9/11 xenophobia, but the U.S. media relied on Doha-based Al Ajzeera for coverage of the recent Arab Spring uprisings, so the absurdity of the exclusion has become apparent.

More:

“Al Jazeera English Arrives on N.Y. Cable,” Brian Stelter, New York Times

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The Revolution Was Televised — by Al Jazeera

February 11, 2011

The Revolution Was Televised-- by Al Jazeera

Political change in Egypt was admirably chronicled — and made possible — by the journalism of Al Jazeera, the TV news operation based in Qatar. Egyptian authorities shut down the network’s Cairo bureau in a futile attempt to forestall the inevitable, but the Arabic-language broadcaster kept delivering detailed news about the popular uprising to people across the Middle East and North Africa, where it really counted.

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