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Al Jazeera

How Arab TV News Challenged the World

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With more than fifty million viewers, Al Jazeera is one of the most widely watched news channels in the world. It's also one of the most controversial. Set up by the eccentric Emir of Qatar, who turned a failed BBC Arabic television project into an Arab news channel, Al Jazeera quickly became a household name after September 11th by delivering some of the biggest scoops in television history, including airing a taped speech from Osama bin Laden. Lambasted as a mouthpiece for Al Qaeda, little is actually known about Al Jazeera and its operations.

Financed by one of the weathiest countries in the world, Al Jazeera quickly established itself as the premiere news channel in the Islamic world by covering events Arabs cared about in a way they had never seen before. However, accusations of ties to Al Qaeda continue to plague it. Their journalists have been accused of spying for everyone from Mossad to Saddam Hussein, sometimes simultaneously. This the story behind the Arab news channel that makes the news.

Customer Reviews

Great book

As an Arabic citizen seeking to know the secrets behind my favorite and most trusted news channel, this book told me all that I want to know. It a great book and a must read to anyone who is interested in politics or news networks.
Many Thanks to the writer and great job writing this book:)

Al Jazeera
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  • £6.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sociology
  • Published: 04 March 2010
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Print Length: 464 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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