Monday, June 24, 2019

GADDAFI LOYALISTS REPORTEDLY KILL AL-JAZEERA CAMERAMAN

March 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

An al-Jazeera cameraman has been shot and killed in an apparent ambush attack as he was returning from covering an anti-Gaddafi protest near the town of Benghazi, which is under the control of rebels. Al-Jazeera said that an on-air correspondent was also shot and has been hospitalized. Wadah Khanfar, director-general of al-Jazeera attributed the killing […]

WORLD CUP ANNOUNCEMENT GETS HUGE COVERAGE — EXCEPT IN U.S.

December 3, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Television cameras from all over the world crammed into FIFA headquarters in Zurich Thursday to carry live the official announcement that Russia would host the World Cup in 2018 and Qatar in 2022. In the U.S. only CNN carried the announcement live, although all networks mentioned it later in their newscasts — somewhat surprising given […]

AL-JAZEERA ENGLISH TO DOUBLE ITS U.K. AUDIENCE

June 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Al-Jazeera English, the Qatar-based satellite news channel that has struggled to find cable outlets in the West willing to carry it, scored a coup on Tuesday when the U.K. cable service Freeview agreed to add it to its lineup beginning on Thursday, July 1. The deal adds ten million homes to the Arab news channel’s […]

AL JAZEERA CLAIMS IT’S BEING JAMMED

June 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Arab satellite news network al-Jazeera said Tuesday that its sports channel, which has exclusive pay-TV rights to the World Cup in the Middle East, has continued to be hit by saboteurs resulting in degradation — and sometimes complete loss — of signal. Last week it said that its signal, carried by Egypt’s NileSat and […]