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Friday, December 08, 2006

Watch Al-Jazeera English Online

Every Friday on Your Call on KALW, we have a media roundtable to discuss how the media covered the week's news. One of today's guests was Dave Marash, Washington-based anchor of Al-Jazeera English and former correspondent for ABC's Nightline. Al-Jazeera English launched last month in the Middle East. It can also be seen in Britain, France, Italy, and even Israel. Besides the Internet, the only place Americans can watch Al-Jazeera English is online and on closed circuit Pentagon TV. The Defense Department began airing Al-Jazeera this week.

Check it out here.


At 12/09/2006 1:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

after comparing Al jazeera English and France 24, i have concluded in a report that Al Jazeera English provides better and proffesional news reporting. Al Jazeera English should be availible anywhere in the world. Israel have agreed to broadcast Al Jazeera English, so why has America not? They will probably broadcast it soon though. I reccomend to EVERYONE to watch Al jazeera English, here in England we get it. There are a wide varieties of documentries which are exclusive to Al jazeera and a must watch to everyone around the world. Plus did you know that AL jazeera have exclusive rights to broadcast in certain countries in Africa (World Exclusive News access to Myanmar for Al Jazeera English), have had the first interview ever with the DR congo's president, Sir david frost (who is now working for Al Jazeera English )has interviewed many people on Al jazeera in the past few weeks including Tony Blair, President of finland/EU and just interviewed James Baker, the co-chair of the Iraq Study Group. AL jazeera should be watched by everyone.

At 12/10/2006 8:02 AM, Anonymous jack boo said...

I'm having a tough time getting excited about a news network controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood that is anti-liberal, and anti-women's rights.

From an interview with Pierre Akel...

"Of course, liberals cannot compete with Al-Jazeera. We do not have the financial means to start a liberal satellite channel. Hundreds of Arab millionaires are liberals. Only, they cannot stand up to their regimes. Arab capitalism is mostly state capitalism. If you are in opposition, you are not awarded contracts by states. So, for the near future, we do not expect much help from these quarters."

At 12/11/2006 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jack, anyone who frequents this message board is well aware how difficult it is for you to fairly consider a point of view that isn't already more or less conforming to your own. You want to get back to us when you actually have something to say that might suprise the rest of us?

At 12/11/2006 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just checked al jazeera. thanks for the link. god knows we need more sources. the only thing i'm seeing on american cable today is diana and missing families. and we wonder why so may americans cheered for a bloody war.

At 1/10/2007 2:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Americans have a right to alternate opinion. More so, when owing to movement restrictions on US media in Iraq, security risks and language barriers for American expatriates and diplomats there is limited interaction to gather facts. Out of 1000 personnel at US mission in Baghdad, only 7 are fluent in Arabic. This is for a country spending $2 billion a week to win hearts and minds in Iraq. The Self-pronounced champions of accuracy, fairness and honesty in media should think hard why they remain indifferent and unwilling towards Americans getting a pluralistic picture on ground. Those who call for restricting plurality of opinion deny the option of diversity and deprive
the US audience to judge the facts for themselves.

At 1/16/2007 11:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can watch aljazeera international free on this web site


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