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Al Jazeera's New Network For a Skeptical America

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WNYC

Al Jazeera America launched Tuesday with the promise of a more serious approach to news reporting aimed at U.S. television viewers. But the 24-hour news network, originally started by the Emir of Qatar in 1996, has some obvious challenges in America.

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On The Media

A Big Change at Al Jazeera

Friday, September 23, 2011

This week Wadah Khanfar stepped down as Director General at Al Jazeera after Wikileaks released cables revealing that he had altered coverage in response to pressure from the US. Or he left as a result of politics within Al Jazeera. Or he was pushed out for other reasons entirely.  Bob talked about the possible reasons for Khanfar's departure with Lawrence Pintak, author of The New Arab Journalist: Mission and Identity in a Time of Turmoil and Dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

American World Service

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University and author of Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century,proposes that the U.S. government fund a world news service to compete with Al Jazeera or Xinhua News.

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The Takeaway

Al Jazeera on Reporting the American Muslim Radicalization Hearings

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

On Thursday, the House Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Republican Congressman Peter King, is scheduled to hold a hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims. Earlier, we spoke with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf of the Cordoba Initiative, who was concerned that the coverage of the hearing in the Muslim world could further damage the relationship between America and Islam. Such concerns are surely connected to the media in the Middle East. How will the hearings be covered in the Muslim world? 

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