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Mon Jun 26, 2017, 10:03 PM


Open letter from Al Jazeera


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nikibatts Jun 2017 OP
mwooldri Jun 2017 #1

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Mon Jun 26, 2017, 10:29 PM

1. A little history lesson for everyone...

March 1994: The British Broadcasting Corporation and Orbit Communications Company (a Saudi Royal Family owned company) launched BBC Arabic TV.
April 1996: BBC airs programming critical of the Saudi's. BBC Arabic TV promptly gets yanked.
November 1996: Al Jazeera starts broadcasting, staffed by many ex-BBC Arabic TV people.

I don't think Qatar will kill off AJ just to appease the Saudis. However if it does, I hope the spirit of AJ lives on. I think it will.


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