Sunday, June 20, 2021

WIKILEAKS REVEALS DETAILS ABOUT JOURNALIST DETAINED BY U.S. FOR 6 YEARS

April 26, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

An al-Jazeera cameraman who spent six years at Guantánamo prison before being released in 2008 was questioned repeatedly by his U.S. captors in hopes that he would “provide information on the al-Jazeera news network’s training program, telecommunications equipment, and news-gathering operations in Chechnya, Kosovo and Afghanistan, including the network’s acquisition of a video of [Osama […]

AL-JAZEERA’S MAN IN CHINA BLASTS CHINESE COVERAGE OF LIBYA

April 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Al-Jazeera’s bureau chief in Beijing has posted a lengthy essay on his personal blog condemning Chinese news coverage of the revolt in Libya and the Western response to it. Writing in Chinese, Ezzat Shahrour said that the Chinese media have continued to present a one-sided picture of the conflict, presenting the opinions of Libyan strongman […]

AL-JAZEERA COMES UNDER ATTACK IN YEMEN

March 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Yemen has become the latest country in the Middle East to crack down on al-Jazeera journalists covering political unrest in the region. On Thursday authorities there withdrew accreditation of all reporters, cameramen and other staffers working for the Arab news network and ordered that their offices in the country be closed. Appearing on the channel, […]

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 […]

AL-JAZEERA MEETS WITH COMCAST

March 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Following much critical praise for al-Jazeera English’s coverage of the recent political upheaval in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, three representatives of the Qatar-based news network met in Philadelphia last week with Comcast representatives in hopes of persuading the U.S.’s largest cable operator to give it an outlet on its systems. With few exceptions (it can […]

AL-JAZEERA, COMCAST OPEN TALKS

February 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In the wake of overwhelmingly positive critical and public reaction to its coverage of the upheaval in the Middle East, available in the U.S. via the Internet, al-Jazeera English has begun negotiating with Comcast, the nation’s largest cable operator, hoping finally to land an outlet on its system. In an interview with Reuters, al-Jazeera English […]

AL-JAZEERA TAKES A VICTORY LAP

February 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

TV critics are continuing to praise al-Jazeera’s coverage of the Egyptian uprising, with several suggesting that its young, erudite reporters in the streets and its seasoned studio anchors displayed a more authoratative grasp of the situation than their American broadcast network and cable news counterparts. In the New York Times, Alessandra Stanley noted that it […]

ATTACKS ON REPORTERS CONTINUE IN EGYPT

February 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Arab-American reporter Ayman Mohyeldin, an anchor for al-Jazeera English, was arrested by the Egyptian military and held for seven hours in Cairo on Sunday, the network said. Mohyeldin’s arrest was the latest in an apparently coordinated military effort to intimidate journalists in general, and al-Jazeera journalists in particular, who are covering the Egyptian protests. Earlier […]

AL-JAZEERA’S CAIRO BUREAU CHIEF ARRESTED

February 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The head of al-Jazeera’s bureau in Cairo, Abdel Fattah Fayed, and a reporter for the Qatar-based news network, Mohammed Fawi, were arrested by Egyptian security forces, the network said on its website today (Saturday). UPDATE: They were released several hours later, Reuters reported. The arrests occurred a day after unprecedented attacks on the news media […]

FOX’S O’REILLY BLASTS MUCH-PRAISED AL-JAZEERA

February 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Even as al-Jazeera was winning overwhelming praise in the West for its coverage of the turmoil in Tunisia and Egypt and battling authorities trying to shut it down, it was being denounced Tuesday night by Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly, who showed clips of guests who had appeared on the network making anti-U.S. and anti-Israel comments. […]

« Previous PageNext Page »