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  Al Jazeera bombing memo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Al Jazeera bombing memo is an unpublished memorandum made within the British government which purports to be the minutes of a discussion between United States President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Al Jazeera reporters were in the city providing video footage of the conflict.
Al Jazeera's offices have previously been hit by United States weaponry, although there is no proof that they were ever deliberately targeted.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Al_Jazeera_bombing_memo   (1094 words)

 Inside Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera, which translates as "the Peninsula," was established by emiri decree in February 1996.
Al Jazeera's journalists do not seem particularly worried about this or any criticism, but they do say that critics frequently confuse the network with the newsmakers and talk-show guests that appear on it.
Al Jazeera had not aired the interview on the ground that it was not newsworthy.
www.cjr.org /issues/2002/2/war-zednik.asp   (3188 words)

 Al Jazeera Remains in the Hot Seat
Al Jazeera’s overnight explosion into global consciousness, thanks to its frontline exclusives and scoops on Osama bin Laden, may have given the Qatar-based satellite channel a reputation as the “CNN of the Arab World,”; but it continues to draw the ire of Arab – and American – rulers.
Al Jazeera had its roots in an extinguished joint venture between the BBC Arab service and the Saudi satellite company Orbit, a cooperative effort that failed under the weight of Saudi demands for editorial control.
Al Jazeera (which means “the Peninsula”) has revolutionized Arabic-language television news in a region that for decades has been accustomed to the heavily censored offerings of state-controlled television.
www.aljadid.com /features/AlJazeeraRemainsintheHotSeat.html   (1756 words)

 Al-Jazeera (washingtonpost.com)
Al Jazeera is a public corporation registered and headquartered in the state of Qatar in the Gulf region,.
For example, on Nov. 1, 2001 al Jazeera broadcast a bin Laden tape in which we edited out about 5 minutes of the tape after discussion in the editorial board because he was asking his followers in that tape to attack certain US bases in Pakistan and other countries, and we objected to that.
Hassan appeared immediately on al Jazeera after we announced that we received such a controversial tape of her alleged execution and he asked whoever was holding her or her body to release it for an honorable burial.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A55923-2004Dec10.html   (2396 words)

 OpinionJournal - Featured Article
Al Jazeera viewers could easily form the impression that the Palestinians are more truly represented by Hamas and Islamic Jihad than by Yasser Arafat's beleaguered authority.
It was al Jazeera, for example, that broadcast claims that the Taliban had captured American soldiers, and that a U.S. plane had been shot down near Kabul.
Clearly, al Jazeera had hoped that the war would be long--"another Vietnam" was the phrase used--and that its special relationship with the bin Laden gang would continue to enhance its position as a prime source of news.
opinionjournal.com /editorial/feature.html?id=95001657   (1481 words)

 Al Jazeera's (Global) Mission
The new channel is a sibling of Al Jazeera, the Arabic-language channel based in Qatar, which captured the world's attention during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Al Jazeera built its reputation by bringing us tapes of a cave-dwelling Osama, as well as clips of Nicholas Berg and Daniel Pearl shortly before they were beheaded.
Al Jazeera, which is underwritten by the emir of Qatar, claims some 50 million viewers worldwide, about 200,000 of them here in the United States, where it can be seen on the Dish Network.
www.fastcompany.com /magazine/104/open_aljazeera.html   (3428 words)

 Online NewsHour: Iraq Expels Al Jazeera From Reporting in Baghdad -- April 3, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Al Jazeera, a satellite television channel based in Qatar, announced it would cut back its news operations in Iraq after government officials barred two journalists from reporting in Baghdad.
Al Jazeera, the popular Arabic channel serving roughly 35 million viewers, said it would scale back its news operations in Iraq after the Iraqi Information Ministry revoked the press credentials from two of its reporters working in Baghdad.
Al Jazeera, owned and partly funded by the Qatari government, is the only international news organizations with correspondents remaining in besieged Iraq towns, like Basra and Mosul.
www.pbs.org /newshour/media/media_watch/jan-june03/aljazeera_4-3.html   (394 words)

 Documenting Al Jazeera. By Lee Smith - Slate Magazine
In Control Room, a documentary film about Al Jazeera that premiered last week in New York at Lincoln Center's New Directors/New Films festival, an Al Jazeera producer says that he's made a point of telling the U.S. military where their reporters are going to be located in Iraq.
Al Jazeera, for all its Western production values and its "fair and balanced" motto ("The opinion … and the other opinion"), recognizes that there is a difference between Western journalism and what Al Jazeera considers journalism.
Another satellite news network, Al Arabiya, the self-styled moderate alternative to Al Jazeera, is a majority Saudi-owned enterprise meant to counterbalance Al Jazeera's criticism of the kingdom.
www.slate.com /id/2098668   (1198 words)

 brandchannel.com | Communications and Media Brands | Al Jazeera | brands | brand | branding news
Al Jazeera’s Arab perspective on events drew criticism from the West as inflammatory and sensational, but Arab audiences tuned in by the millions.
As far as Al Jazeera is concerned, every criticism or restriction lumped upon it by a US-government organization, news service or ally is the equivalent of free advertising for the brand.
Al Jazeera identified what its audience needed and has stuck to it, resiliently delivering on its brand promise in the face of suppression, the very characteristics of a confident and powerful brand.
www.brandchannel.com /features_profile.asp?pr_id=122   (1559 words)

 village voice > news > The Painful Lessons of Abu Ghraib by Kareem Fahim
Al Jazeera's studios, in a nondescript office building a few blocks from the White House, are encased in exposed sheetrock, lined with patch cables, and staffed by frenzied young producers.
Hafez Al Mirazi, a former reporter for the BBC and the Voice of America, is Al Jazeera's Washington bureau chief, and the figure that most of the action in this small office seems to hover around.
Al Mirazi admits that some of the criticism leveled at the station is valid, and he is especially concerned about the tendency of some field reporters to editorialize.
www.villagevoice.com /issues/0419/fahim.php   (1704 words)

As one of the Al Jazeera journalists explains, “We are the most popular political party in the Arab world.
Muslims and Christians have found the freedom they could not find working in their native countries.” This mission sheds light on the significance of the name Al Jazeera: the station is an island of freedom in a sea of oppression.
Yet what Al Jazeera must now deal with is the growing presence of local competition: Al Arabiya, launched in February 2003 by a rich Saudi group, and Abu Dhabi TV, which began in 1996 but recently added a non-stop news channel.
www.aljadid.com /film/ALJAZEERAVOICEOFARABIA.html   (919 words)

 Al Jazeera network lands Frost - The Boston Globe
WASHINGTON -- Al Jazeera, which is launching an English-language network with Washington as a hub, has landed its first big-name Western journalist: David Frost.
He said the new network, Al Jazeera International, has promised him ''total editorial control" and that he had checked out the company with US and British government officials, ''all of which gave Al Jazeera a clean bill of health in terms of its lack of links with terrorism."
Al Jazeera's reputation wasn't helped when a Spanish court last month sentenced former correspondent Taysir Alouni to seven years in prison on charges of collaborating with Al Qaeda.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/10/08/al_jazeera_network_lands_frost   (391 words)

 Terrorism - Al Jazeera
Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda - the organization that is allegedly involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States - have emerged as effective practitioners of unrestricted war, especially in the realm of information warfare.
Second, Al Jazeera's journalistic position - the fact that it is not only providing extensive coverage of the Taliban and the bin Laden side of the story, but has refused to accept the U.S. definition of "terrorism" - has been a source of great annoyance to the American side.
The United States perceives a strong element of bias in the overall coverage by Al Jazeera of the Afghan conflict.
www.cdi.org /terrorism/aljazeera-pr.cfm   (768 words)

 Al Jazeera - The Washington Times: Books - January 30, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The news network's connections to al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, its ample coverage of terrorists and terrorist acts and its portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are all ample fodder for anti-American sentiment.
Miles makes the case that Al Jazeera is a first seed in the flowering of an independent media in the Muslim world, and maybe even the harbinger of a broader political opening there.
Al Jazeera is to this day government-sponsored in its headquarter nation of Qatar and, despite vigorous protests to the contrary by its executives, clearly falls short of world-class government-financed news agencies like the BBC in its independence from state authority.
washingtontimes.com /books/20050129-095131-9608r.htm   (1280 words)

 Al Jazeera's Edge
The Al Jazeera guys were definitely the BMOCs—Al Jazeera, I suppose, was Animal House to the Pentagon’s Deke—and everybody was dying to get near them.
It was their media nation we were invading (Al Jazeera correspondents and technicians were gracious translators and pronunciation tutors for the non-Arabic-speaking media).
The Al Jazeera guys (and even sometimes women) were polyglot, urbane, sexy in a radical-chic sort of way.
www.newyorkmetro.com /nymetro/news/media/columns/medialife/n_8648   (622 words)

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Al Jazeera is a television station and satellite channel based in Qatar, a small oil-rich nation adjoining Saudi Arabia on a peninsula in the Persian Gulf.
Al Jazeera broadcast the blood libel that Jews had been warned by Israel's Mossad in advance about the 9-11 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center and thus had stayed home that day.
Al Jazeera is available throughout the United States on the satellite DISH network, and by 2002 it was already being seen by 175,000 people in North America who paid to watch it.
www.discoverthenetwork.org /groupProfile.asp?grpid=6962   (1396 words)

 Al Jazeera TV network
Many at Al Jazeera say it is highly ironic for the US, with its long history of a free press, to criticize an Arab television station famous for its free-speech approach.
Officials at Al Jazeera say that if the US and Britain object to the opinions they see expressed on the station's programs, they are welcome to equal air time in which to respond.
Al Jazeera staffers - many of whom started their careers working for the BBC - deny charges of bias.
www.csmonitor.com /2001/1015/p1s3-wosc.html   (1291 words)

 Al Jazeera: "Fair," "Balanced," and Bought
On Tuesday, when al Jazeera fired its director general, Mohammed Jassem al-Ali, the world was reminded once again of one significant reason--Saddam Hussein's regime infiltrated media outlets throughout the region, including al Jazeera.
Al Jazeera has confirmed the report of Al-Ali's dismissal, but denies that he was let go because of suspicions about his ties to the Iraqi regime.
The efforts of the regime to win propaganda were hardly limited to al Jazeera.
www.weeklystandard.com /Content/Public/Articles/000/000/002/736nibie.asp   (517 words)

 Democracy Now! | Al Jazeera London Bureau Chief Responds to Report of British Memo Alleging Bush Wanted to Bomb Network ...
Al Jazeera bureaus were hit by U.S. warplanes in April 2003 in Baghdad and November 2001 in Kabul.
Al Jazeera correspondent Tareq Ayoub was killed in the Baghdad incident.
The media is terribly important to this whole disaster, and getting Al Jazeera, which has done an extraordinary job of bringing to millions of people, who otherwise would not have been informed about their own part of the world, bringing to them facts and information is very threatening to the United States and to Bush.
www.democracynow.org /article.pl?sid=05/11/23/152224   (2176 words)

 Top Arab TV network to hit US market | csmonitor.com
One explanation for the reluctance of these American allies to allow Al Jazeera to function is that these regimes are defensive about media coverage of their links to the US.
Al Jazeera operated without a government subsidy last year, says Ali, but he cannot say for certain that the channel will be able to pay its own way this year.
Although Al Jazeera staffers are proud of what they have done to cover the other side of the US "war on terrorism," Western officials are suspicious of the channel's access.
www.csmonitor.com /2002/1226/p01s04-wome.html   (1125 words)

 The Al Jazeera Effect by Robert Alt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While telling half of the story is bad enough, there is substantial evidence that outlets like Al Jazeera are in fact acting in concert with terrorists to generate overtly false and misleading news reports.
A gunman would go to the mosque, where Al Jazeera, as luck would have it, would be setting up.
The lesson is clear: the most powerful weapon the insurgents possess is the aid of sympathetic channels like Al Jazeera and Al Arabia, which they have used to great effect in shaping opinion in Iraq and abroad.
www.ashbrook.org /publicat/oped/alt/04/aljazeera.html   (1548 words)

 Terror Television - The Rise of Al-Jazeera and the Hate America Media
In Foreign Policy, he writes, “After all, when Al Jazeera offers its estimated 50 million viewers exclusive interviews of Osama bin Laden, it's easy to confuse access with endorsement.
Alouni was convicted of being an agent of al Qaeda and charged with being involved with those who planned the 9/11 attacks on America.
Meanwhile, Stratfor reports that, “Jordanian police cut the feed of a live broadcast by Arabic-language news station Al Jazeera from the home of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s sister in Zarqa, Jordan, on June 8.
www.stopaljazeera.org   (2095 words)

 Al Zarqawi myth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Loretta Napoleoni, a terrorism expert and author of “Insurgent Iraq”, says that Abu Mus’ab Al Zarqawi, the alleged leader of armed groups in Iraq, is nothing but a myth created by the United States.
Al Zarqawi’s myth was born on February 2003, when then-Secretary of State Colin Powell presented to the UN Security Council the case for war with Iraq, said a United Press International editorial.
A remarkable proportion of the unrest and bloodshed in Iraq is regularly credited to Al Zarqawi, and members of the alleged “Al Qaeda-linked organization” in Iraq- The United States has been using the Jordanian born rebel as a shadow to follow in every region inside or outside Iraq where it deems interference in necessary.
www.aljazeeramagazine.com /cgi-bin/review/article_full_story.asp?service_ID=10090   (1018 words)

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