This is tv jazeera sport 2 to create a monopoly dat I feel won't be good for the beautiful game. Will they beam to Africa and Nigeria expecially?
Al Jazeera has announced this long-expected move in an attempt to provide news about the Arab world, especially Israel , from the Middle Eastern perspective. The channel is a hour, 7-day-a-week news channel with 12 hours broadcast from Doha and four hours from each of London, Kuala Lumpur, and Washington D.
He was the press officer for the United States Central Command during the Invasion of Iraq, and in that role was featured in the documentary " Control Room. He commented that "In a time when American media has become so nationalized, I'm excited about joining an organization that truly wants to be a source of global information The network announced on 12 January that former Nightline correspondent Dave Marash would be the co-anchor from their Washington studio.
He described his new position as "the most interesting job on Earth. With Al Jazeera's growing global outreach and influence, some scholars including Adel Iskandar have described the station as a transformation of the very definition of "alternative media.
Many people see Al Jazeera as a more trustworthy source of information than government and foreign channels. Some scholars and commentators use the notion of contextual objectivity, which highlights the tension between objectivity and audience appeal, to describe the station's controversial yet popular news approach.
As a result, it is probably the most watched news channel in the Middle East. In January , the BBC announced that it had signed an agreement with Al Jazeera for sharing facilities and information, including news footage.
Al Jazeera is now considered a fairly mainstream media network, though more controversial than most. In the United States, video footage from the network is largely limited to showing video segments of hostages.
Al Jazeera's programming is available worldwide through various satellite and cable systems. In the U. It transmits on the Sky Digital service on channel Al Jazeera's web-based service is accessible subscription-free throughout the world, though the English and Arabic sections appear to be editorially distinct, with their own selection of news and comment.
Al Jazeera recently restructured its operations and have formed a Network that contains all their different channels. He also acts as the Managing Director of the Arabic channel. It has more than one hundred editorial staff. Previous incumbents include Joanne Tucker and Ahmed Sheikh.
Prominent on-air personalities include Faisal al-Qassem, host of the talk show The Opposite Direction. Criticism and controversy An incorrect, but widely reported, criticism is that Al Jazeera has shown videos of masked terrorists beheading western hostages. When this is reported in reputable media, Al Jazeera presses for retractions to be made.
The official reason given was that a reorganization of the work of foreign correspondents was in progress. The international pressure group Reporters Without Borders says, however, that the measure was really taken in reprisal for a broadcast the previous week of a debate on the political situation in Algeria.
Also, it is alleged that several Algerian cities lost power simultaneously to keep residents from watching a program that implicated the Algerian military in a series of massacres. After improvements in relations between Bahrain and Qatar in , Al Jazeera correspondents returned to Bahrain.
Al Jazeera and Qatar Al Jazeera has been critcized for failing to report on many hard hitting news stories that originate from Qatar , where Al Jazeera is based.
The two most frequently critcized stories were the revoking of citizenship from the Al Ghafran clan of the Al Murrah tribe in response to a failed coup that members of the Al Ghafran clan were implicated in, and Qatar's growing relations with and diplomatic visits to Israel.
From Spain Reporter Taysir Allouni was arrested in Spain on 5 September , on a charge of having provided support for members of al-Qaeda. He was nevertheless released several weeks later for health concerns, but was prohibited from leaving the country.
On 19 September, a Spanish court issued an arrest warrant for Allouni, before the expected verdict. Allouni asked the court for permission to visit his family in Syria to attend the funeral of his mother, but authorities denied his request and ordered him back to jail.
Although he pleaded not guilty of all the charges against him, Allouni was sentenced on 26 September to seven years in prison for being a financial courier for al-Qaeda.
Allouni insisted he merely interviewed bin Laden after the September 11th attack on the United States. Many international and private organizations condemned the arrest and called on the Spanish court to free Taysir Allouni. This led to criticism by the United States government that Al Jazeera was engaging in propaganda on behalf of terrorists.
Al Jazeera countered that it was merely making information available without comment, and indeed several western television channels later followed suit in broadcasting portions of the tapes. On 25 March , two of its reporters covering the New York Stock Exchange had their credentials revoked. NYSE spokesman Ray Pellechia claimed "security reasons" and that the exchange had decided to give access only to networks that focus "on responsible business coverage".
He denied the revocation has anything to do with the network's Iraq war coverage.
From the U. On January 30, the New York Times reported that the Qatari government, under pressure from the Bush administration, was speeding up plans to sell the station. President George W. Marines were conducting a contentious assault on Fallujah.
In light of this allegation, Al Jazeera has questioned whether it has been targeted deliberately in the past — Al Jazeera's Kabul office was bombed in and a missile hit its office in Baghdad during the invasion of Iraq, killing correspondent Tariq Ayoub.
Both of these attacks occurred despite Al Jazeera's provision of the locations of their offices to the United States. Al Jazeera and Iraq On March 4, , during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq , the New York Stock Exchange banned Al Jazeera as well as several other news organizations whose identities were not revealed from its trading floor indefinitely, citing "security concerns" as the official reason.
The move was quickly mirrored by Nasdaq stock market officials. During the Iraq war, Al Jazeera faced the same reporting and movement restrictions as other news-gathering organizations. In addition, one of its reporters, Tayseer Allouni, was banned from the country by the Iraqi Information Ministry, while another one, Diyar Al-Omari, was banned from reporting in Iraq both decisions were later retracted.
On April 3, , Al Jazeera withdrew its journalists from the country, citing unreasonable interference from Iraqi officials. Also in the run-up to the war the U. Pentagon hired the Rendon Group to target and possibly punish Al Jazeera reporters who did not stay on message.