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March 31, 2014
This rhetoric [against Al Jazeera] is not new. Egypt seems to draw inspiration from the very country criticizing it – the United States. Over the past decade, the US not only detained but tortured al-Jazeera journalists under counterterrorism policies. Now, as its War on Terror diffuses into support for an increasing number of local – and secret – wars on terrorism across the globe, the tactic of imprisoning journalists seems to be catching on.
The Guardian’s Rozina Ali writes, “Egypt’s al-Jazeera trial was inspired by America’s global war on journalism.” source
19:52 // 2 weeks ago
August 23, 2013
18:02 // 7 months ago
August 19, 2013
Al Jazeera America is going against the grain of seemingly every trend in television news.

Brian Stelter on our coming launch of Al Jazeera America. Tell me: do you plan to watch? (via azmatzahra)

We need someone to go against this grain. Let’s stop giving Mediaite fodder!

(via rubenfeld)

11:37 // 8 months ago
August 16, 2013

starsandboulevards says: What do you think about the pending launch of AJ America?

» SFB says: I think we need a good alternative for CNN that shows there’s room for straight news without tabloid-style dumbing-down. We’ll see if AJA pulls it off. I think they have a good shot. — Ernie @ SFB

12:34 // 8 months ago
August 13, 2013
Al Jazeera America, CNN’s new competitor (featuring some of its former talent, by the way) just launched its beta site. The network launches in a week.

Al Jazeera America, CNN’s new competitor (featuring some of its former talent, by the way) just launched its beta site. The network launches in a week.

18:37 // 8 months ago
July 8, 2013
20:40 // 9 months ago
February 12, 2013
mediaite:

 Parody Website Fools The Washington Post Into Thinking Sarah Palin Heading To Al Jazeera

The Daily Currant is an evil site. Unlike The Onion, it’s just realistic-looking enough sometimes that it fools people. It hides the statement that it’s satire on a secondary page just to catch people like this.

mediaite:

Parody Website Fools The Washington Post Into Thinking Sarah Palin Heading To Al Jazeera

The Daily Currant is an evil site. Unlike The Onion, it’s just realistic-looking enough sometimes that it fools people. It hides the statement that it’s satire on a secondary page just to catch people like this.

11:38 // 1 year ago
January 6, 2013
16:10 // 1 year ago
January 2, 2013
ericmortensen:


newsflick:



Shouldn’t it read, “Hey! We just bought Current TV”? Odd how networks break news about themselves, so take it from the Guardian. 



Current TV is done. Al Jazeera is simply buying Current’s access to US cable operators. Al Gore will remain as an advisor to the new network. That should shake things up in the cable news scene. 


Question for you guys: Does the fact that Time Warner Cable is dropping Current TV in the wake of this news signify any sort of unsavory motives on their part? It struck me as not a business decision (though that’s what they say, of course), but one critical of what Al Jazeera represents. The fact that the blackout took effect almost immediately after the deal was signed seems like a clear indicator of someone being really pissed that the deal happened at all.

ericmortensen:

newsflick:

Shouldn’t it read, “Hey! We just bought Current TV”? Odd how networks break news about themselves, so take it from the Guardian

Current TV is done. Al Jazeera is simply buying Current’s access to US cable operators. Al Gore will remain as an advisor to the new network. That should shake things up in the cable news scene. 

Question for you guys: Does the fact that Time Warner Cable is dropping Current TV in the wake of this news signify any sort of unsavory motives on their part? It struck me as not a business decision (though that’s what they say, of course), but one critical of what Al Jazeera represents. The fact that the blackout took effect almost immediately after the deal was signed seems like a clear indicator of someone being really pissed that the deal happened at all.

(Source: newsflick)

23:37 // 1 year ago
August 16, 2012

producermatthew:

Excerpt from a documentary on the film “Collateral Murder,” aired by the television station Al Jazeera English in 2010.

Assange later told Frontline and CBS News after Pfc. Brad Manning was arrested that Wikileaks would have no way of identifying its source:

“Our technology means we don’t know who is submitting us materials,” Assange told Katie Couric in a segment aired by CBS News on December 18, 2010. “But the name Bradley Manning was first heard by us when we read an article about his arrest in Wired magazine.”

Assange also told the Frontline Club: “We don’t keep records of who our sources are, because it’s very difficult with modern communication spying to keep anything secret over the long term, extremely difficult when dealing with organizations that do not follow the rule of law like the NSA — so instead, our sort of modus operandi is when we receive material is to never know who it’s come from precisely.” - http://goo.gl/jvmsD

Seems like today’s a good day to resurface this. 

11:08 // 1 year ago