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Reply #34: Al Jazeera is quite a good news organisation IMO. [View All]

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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-20-10 03:12 PM
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34. Al Jazeera is quite a good news organisation IMO.
When they started, a lot of the staff were from the former BBC World Service Arabic TV service, that was shut down because the Saudi paymasters didn't like what the channel was broadcasting.

Al Jaseera have taken the basics of excellent reporting and ran with it. If Fox Fiction Channel's tagline was "We Report, You Decide"... well this tagline definitely belongs with Al-Jazeera. They do report... and report on things that certain governments and entities would rather not be broadcast openly. Of course we know Fox Fiction gave up on reporting a long time ago and want you to decide their view is the only way.

I guess the US media distributors are fearful of Al Jazeera. In the UK it's even available for some of the time on digital broadcast TV, but it is available 24/7 via satellite (free to air, no subscription needed).

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