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May 19, 2008

Al Jazeera Makes US Push


Al Jazeera English is seeking to overcome any potential impact of the recent resignation of high profile Western reporters like David Marash, reports the International Herald Tribune today. The network announced new distribution agreements in countries around the world, the United States not among them. The Tribune reports:

Al Jazeera English is not actually banned, of course, but the reputation of its Arabic sibling as the preferred outlet for videos from Osama bin Laden has made the English-language version too hot to handle for some U.S. cable operators. A lack of space on crowded cable systems has also made it difficult for operators to offer Al Jazeera English.

In an effort to make Al Jazeera English more appealing to American operators and audiences, Burman said he planned to increase coverage of U.S. news, particularly as the presidential election approaches in the autumn. Burman said Al Jazeera also planned to invest in new bureaus; it already shares more than 60 bureaus with its Arabic sister organization. And the channel plans "more provocative" current affairs programming and investigative journalism, he said.

Posted by TS at May 19, 2008 03:40 AM


I'm so interested in making a diference between, the arab terrororism, and the others call "the Jew terrorism".
Tthe only way to do it is show them, so they can see the difference.

Posted by: maria iné at May 19, 2008 04:05 PM

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