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TIME WARNER CABLE MAY CARRY AL-JAZEERA AFTER ALL

January 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Confronting a barrage of criticism over its decision to pull the plug on the Current TV channel after it was acquired by Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based cable news service, Time Warner Cable said Thursday that it is “keeping an open mind” about carrying the channel in the future. Executives of the cable company told the New […]

TWC DUMPS CURRENT TV AFTER SALE TO AL-JAZEERA

January 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Within hours of learning that Al Jazeera had acquired Current TV, Time Warner Cable pulled the plug on the channel, replacing it with a message reading “This channel is no longer available.” The cable company declined to offer an explanation for its action, stating only that “our agreement with Current will be terminated and we […]

CHINA OUSTS AL-JAZEERA ENGLISH REPORTER

May 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Al-Jazeera English has shut down its English-language offices and studio in Beijing after its reporter, Melissa Chan, was expelled by the Chinese government without explanation. It said that its Arabic offices and studio were not affected. In a report on its website, al-Jazeera observed that Chan had been stationed in Beijing as its correspondent since […]

KONY 2012 VIRAL VIDEO FINDS NO LOVE IN UGANDA

March 15, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

An outdoor screening in Uganda of the half-hour documentary Kony 2012, which has set an online record for a viral video with more than 80 million views, touched off an angry mêlée Tuesday night. Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported that the screening was set up in Lira, Uganda where fewer than 2 percent of the population […]

AL-JAZEERA AHEAD OF U.S. NETWORKS IN REPORTING GADHAFI DEATH

October 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Once again, it was al-Jazeera that was far ahead of all other news organizations in reporting on the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi. While some U.S. networks were waiting for confirmation of reports that Gadhafi had been killed, al-Jazeera was already airing cell-hone footage of Gadhafi’s body being dragged through the streets near his […]

AL-JAZEERA ENGLISH HONORED BY ONLINE JOURNALISM AWARDS

September 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It may still be struggling to find outlets on most cable systems, but al-Jazeera English has been attracting viewers, critical respect, and numerous awards, especially for its coverage of the recent Middle East unrest. Its latest honor comes from the Online Journalism Awards, which gave it its top award for al-Jazeera’s coverage of the uprising […]

AL-JAZEERA CHIEF STEPS DOWN; TOO FRIENDLY WITH U.S.?

September 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The longtime director of the al-Jazeera satellite news channel has resigned. Several reports linked the resignation of Wadah Khanfar to the release of Wikileaks documents claiming that Khanfar had close ties with U.S. diplomats and had agreed to remove some content that they had objected to. Al-Jazeera, however, said that Khanfar had been discussing the […]

LIBYA COVERAGE: AL-JAZEERA FIRST WITH CRITICS; FOX NEWS, WITH VIEWERS

August 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Al-Jazeera English attracted most of the critical praise for its coverage of the assault on Tripoli by Libyan rebels this week, but with only a handful of cable outlets carrying it in the U.S., that’s about all it got. Among the major cable news outfits, Fox News Channel drew the most viewers, averaging 950,000. CNN […]

JOURNALISTS’ GROUP ALARMED BY ISRAELI ARREST OF REPORTER

August 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists has again called on Israel to release al-Jazeera reporter Samer Allawi, who was arrested at a border crossing between Jordan and the West Bank as he was returning from a three-week vacation in his hometown near Nablus. The CPJ expressed alarm at Allawi’s continued detention by Israeli authorities. […]

AL-JAZEERA FINDS A CABLE HOME IN NEW YORK

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Al-Jazeera English finally has a presence on cable in New York City. Beginning today (Monday) it was being carried via Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS in the nation’s largest market as the result of a kind of subleasing arrangement with RISE, previously a Spanish-language channel. Al-Jazeera reportedly has been in discussions with numerous other […]

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