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!
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
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.
Human Rights Watch’s Nadim Houry speaks to Al Jazeera English about the group’s recent report on torture in Syria — which included as many as 20 separate types of torture, committed by both opposition groups and groups loyal to the Syrian government. Houry says the victims were mostly men between 18 and 35, but some women, children and elderly were among the tortured. This is just a talking-head interview, but hearing what he’s saying? Man. Harrowing stuff.