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July 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Other TV news organizations may be closing bureaus and reducing staff all over the world, but al-Jazeera English is continuing to expand, and on Thursday it announced that it plans to open a bureau in Los Angeles to be headed by veteran TV journalist Rob Reynolds. Reynolds has been the Arab news channel’s senior correspondent, most recently reporting from Washington D.C. He previously had reported for CNN, CNBC, and was Moscow correspondent for NBC News in the 1990s. With the opening of the Los Angeles bureau, the Qatar-based network said that it now has 65 bureaus around the world. Meanwhile China’s state-run Xinhua news agency on Thursday launched its own television news service, CNC World, aimed, it said, at offering “a better view of China to its international audiences.” There was no indication whether the channel has been able to negotiate cable carriage in the U.S. It is also available via the Internet and mobile phones.