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By P. Seib

ISBN-10: 0230340210

ISBN-13: 9780230340213

Even if 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 via concentrating on components which are frequently ignored via such a lot information companies, and its power viewers is time and again greater than that of the Arabic channel. it will be the 1st booklet to completely study this channel's assurance equipment, results on its viewers, and its position on the planet of mediated geopolitics.Al Jazeera famous that if it used to be to extend its around the globe impression, it could actually now not achieve this absolutely in Arabic. And so, in 2006, it introduced Al Jazeera English, the 1st English-language information channel to be based within the center East. With its imperative 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 akin to the BBC or CNN. After a number of years of operation, Al Jazeera English turns out good on its method to defining its position out there. The breadth of its assurance, relatively its emphasis on reporting from the worldwide South, has distinctive it from lots of its opponents. Thorough insurance from the center East and from Africa presents a standpoint that different significant satellite tv for pc channels have not often provided their audiences. before everything, Al Jazeera English used to be to be had to eighty million cable and satellite tv for pc families. It used to be, notwithstanding, available by way of just a small variety of audience within the usa (mainly these getting access to it via a number of on-line companies) basically as a result of political purposes. regardless of the political back-story will be, having access to a bigger worldwide marketplace is determined by viewers call for. If Al Jazeera English does a greater task of masking significant tales, quite within the center East and the worldwide South, than different channels do, and if its opponents locate themselves announcing, "As Al Jazeera English mentioned this day . . .," information shoppers will ultimately call for entry. This ebook will study those political matters and also will research the channel's viewers base, really in Africa and South Asia. The booklet also will provide reviews of Al Jazeera English's defining moments thus far - its reporting through the 2008-2009 conflict in Gaza (written by way of Palestinian and Israeli scholars), and its insurance of the "Ground 0 Mosque" controversy in 2010. the quantity also will contemplate Al Jazeera English within the context of public international relations and the growing to be importance of diasporic populations.

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It is due to this combination of origins, driven in part by a demand for Al Jazeera’s style of journalism to be more accessible in the West and a young emir’s desire for his small Gulf state to shape the trajectory of international discourse that explains both AJE’s early struggles and its potential strengths moving forward. In terms of AJE’s struggles (which go back to the launch of Al Jazeera Net), the tension between Qatar’s geopolitical aspirations and AJE’s desire to give a true “voice to the voiceless” explains the network’s ongoing ORIGINS OF AL JAZEERA ENGLISH 25 challenge to establish credibility with audiences around the world while simultaneously accessing communications systems, such as those in the United States, that are regulated by governments.

AlJazeera English will build on the pioneering spirit of Al Jazeera and will carry our media model to the entire world. 66 In just six months prior to its launch, AJE had been streamlined, rebuilt, reorganized, and restaffed under far different auspices than its architects had originally conceived. The initial Qatari design to launch a news network independent from the Arabic channel’s origins had failed due to opposition from the network’s journalists and managerial core. As a result, at the time of its launch in 2006, AJE’s operations and mission were very much tied to the overall management and reputation 24 SHAWN POWERS of the Al Jazeera Network.

S. 43 While news organizations are increasingly reducing their international coverage, Al Jazeera is expanding the number of its foreign bureaus. Its ability to collaborate with its Arabic sister network will mean that it will be able to keep control costs, adding another advantage over other networks. S. S. media broadcasts. S. State Department inspector general’s report outlined the problem facing the government: “The network on occasion stakes out controversial and inflammatory positions on issues of interest to the United States.

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