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Al Jazeera English: Global News in a Changing World by P. Seib

By P. Seib

Even supposing Al Jazeera English has but to obtain to obtain the eye accorded to its Arabic-language elder sibling, it truly is in lots of methods the extra attention-grabbing of the 2. It seeks to redefine international information insurance by means of concentrating on parts which are often missed by way of such a lot information agencies, and its strength viewers is repeatedly better than that of the Arabic channel. it will be the 1st ebook to completely learn this channel's insurance equipment, results on its viewers, and its position on the planet of mediated geopolitics.Al Jazeera well-known that if it used to be to extend its around the globe impact, it can no longer accomplish that absolutely in Arabic. And so, in 2006, it introduced Al Jazeera English, the 1st English-language information channel to be founded within the center East. With its primary broadcast facilities in Doha, Washington, London, and Kuala Lumpur, the channel confronted the duty of proving itself to be greater than a interest and only a junior model of the all-news English-language channels resembling the BBC or CNN. After a number of years of operation, Al Jazeera English turns out good on its approach to defining its position out there. The breadth of its assurance, quite its emphasis on reporting from the worldwide South, has unusual it from lots of its rivals. Thorough insurance from the center East and from Africa presents a standpoint that different significant satellite tv for pc channels have hardly ever provided their audiences. before everything, Al Jazeera English was once on hand to eighty million cable and satellite tv for pc families. It was once, in spite of the fact that, available by way of just a small variety of audience within the usa (mainly these getting access to it via numerous on-line companies) essentially as a result of political purposes. regardless of the political back-story can be, getting access to a bigger worldwide industry depends upon viewers call for. If Al Jazeera English does a greater activity of overlaying significant tales, fairly within the center East and the worldwide South, than different channels do, and if its rivals locate themselves announcing, "As Al Jazeera English pronounced this present day . . .," information shoppers will finally call for entry. This publication will learn those political concerns and also will examine the channel's viewers base, rather in Africa and South Asia. The e-book also will provide reviews of Al Jazeera English's defining moments to this point - its reporting in the course of the 2008-2009 battle in Gaza (written via Palestinian and Israeli scholars), and its assurance of the "Ground 0 Mosque" controversy in 2010. the quantity also will think about Al Jazeera English within the context of public international relations and the starting to be value of diasporic populations.

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Kevin R. html 27. Economist, “Coming of Age,” March 29, 2003. 28. Sean Dodson, “Online: Brutal Reality Hits Home,” Guardian, August 21, 2003. ORIGINS OF AL JAZEERA ENGLISH 27 29. page=181 30. Al-Jazeera TV, “US President Praises Qatar’s Silent Support during Emir’s Visit to US,” BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, May 9, 2003. 31. Al-Jazeera TV, “Qatari Emir, US Defence Secretary Discuss Military Ties,” BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, May 8, 2003. 32. Paul Martin, “Papers Show Saddam’s Influence of Arab TV.

20 More importantly, the differences between AJE and its competitors will only increase if the current location trends in global news continue. 21 AJE has an extensive network of bureaux and correspondents around the world, especially in the Global South, where its competitors are much more scarcely represented. Regionalism has been a defining feature of international news since the first news geography studies in the 1950s. It is thus relevant to measure the extent to which AJE reflects its geographical home region or counters the localization trend in international news.

Shtml 3. Author interview, Atlanta Press Club, February 2011, Atlanta, GA. 4. Author interview (telephone), March 25, 2011. 5. Susan Taylor Martin, “Scrappy Al-Jazeera Stands Up,” St. Petersburg Times, September 22, 2002. 6. html 7. Marc Lynch, Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, Al-Jazeera, and Middle East Politics Today (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006). 8. Hugh Miles, Al-Jazeera: The Inside Story of the Arab News Chanel That Is Challenging the West (New York: Grove Press, 2005). 9.

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