You're here: Home - Forums - Others (C4, 5 News, International) - Al Jazeera English – General Discussions Login | Register

Al Jazeera English – General Discussions

This topic contains 23 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by Irxin irxin 11 years, 7 months ago.

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 24 total)
  • Johnnie
    Johnnie
    Keymaster

    Al Jazeera International shall be launching within the next month..

    Here’s the trailer

    [youtube]MPaweBZR1J4[/youtube]

    #20085
    Xxx
    xxx
    Participant

    I am actually starting to look forward to the launch of this station. Hope it isn’t a let down. Has it been assigned a number on the Sky Digital EPG yet?

    #36029
    Buletin Utama
    Buletin Utama
    Participant

    Cool Video.

    I can’t wait to see the channel.

    I’m wondering what Channel it will be on?

    #36030
    Guvnorgaz
    guvnorgaz
    Participant

    I wonder how the UK presenters will feel about giving the news in a point of view thats making the UK/US look bad in the war on terror

    #36031
    Buletin Utama
    Buletin Utama
    Participant

    I have a question regarding the channel.

    Why is Al Jazeera starting Novemeber 15th, instead of this coming Monday?

    What’s taking them so long?

    #36032
    Johnnie
    Johnnie
    Keymaster

    [youtube]EIVikteiQj8&NR[/youtube]

    This is a really good promo. The channel looks quite impressive.

    #36033
    Xxx
    xxx
    Participant

    I must agree. Is it definitely launching on the 15th of this month?

    #36034
    Del
    del
    Participant

    From timesonline

    And finally . . . here is the late news in English from al-Jazeera

    By Dan Sabbagh, Media Editor

    AL-JAZEERA, the broadcaster once denounced as propaganda by Donald Rumsfeld, will launch its long-awaited English-language channel on Wednesday in the hope of tipping the balance of the international news agenda.

    Based in Qatar and funded by the country?s Emir, al-Jazeera International has poached journalists such as Sir David Frost, Rageh Omar and the BBC newsreader Darren Jordon. Its goal is to become a respected and impartial provider of news, watched in well over 5 million homes, and to act as an alternative to the American and European media. It will employ 250 journalists of 47 nationalities.

    Nigel Parsons, the managing director, promised a slightly different news agenda. ?When our rivals covered the verdict of the Saddam trial, they went back to London and Washington for the reaction of Middle East experts; our experts are Arabs in the Middle East.?

    Jordon, who will be a news anchor based in Doha, said that it was exciting to work with people from a range of cultures, which could be interpreted as a veiled criticism of the BBC, once described as ?hideously white? by Greg Dyke, its former Director-General.

    The channel was expected to be on the air a year ago, but has been dogged by repeated delays. It will be one of the few channels to be broadcast in high definition and will run a round-the-clock service from four principal bureaux, in Kuala Lumpur, Doha, London and Washington.

    It will also have to overcome the reputation of its ten-year-old Arabic sister network, best known for broadcasting tapes from al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden and which has had bureaux in Kabul and Baghdad targeted in military action since September 11.

    Mr Parsons, a Briton, like many al-Jazeera International employees, has helped to put together a style guide which is intended to emphasise a studied neutrality. Like the BBC, the station intends to be sparing in its use of the word terrorism. The channel also promises to be circumspect about transmitting any tapes purporting to be from bin Laden and about use of the term ?suicide bomber?. In Arabic, the word shaheed is used, which in English carries connotations of martyrdom.

    Although the Emir owns the al-Jazeera network, which will include sports channels and a documentary channel next year, there is no evidence of overt political interference. The Arabic and English operations will share bureaux, video and staff, creating an opportunity for cultural crossover between the two stations? values.

    The channel idea has quickly won acceptance in Europe, where it will be available in more than 40 million homes, and it is thought that Tony Blair will be one of Sir David?s first guests on the al-Jazeera sofa.

    Despite attempts to cultivate the White House, Congress and US broadcasters, however, it is struggling to get mass distribution in the United States.

    FAMILIAR FACES

    SIR DAVID FROST

    Presenter, Frost Over The World, weekly interview programme. Veteran interviewer whose style has softened in the past decade

    RAGEH OMAR

    Presenter, Witness, a daily documentary. Somali-born, British-educated journalist, who made his name as the BBC?s reporter in Baghdad during the Iraq War

    DARREN JORDON

    News anchor, based in Doha. One of the BBC?s most prominent black journalists. Spent eight years in Jamaican Army. Educated at Sandhurst.

    #36035
    Irxin
    irxin
    Participant

    EPG 514 opening midday GMT Wednesday.

    Good luck, although it is a shame they have recruited Beeboids rather than unbiased real people

    #36036
    Johnnie
    Johnnie
    Keymaster

    30 Minutes left…

    #36037
    Johnnie
    Johnnie
    Keymaster

    http://www.tvnewsroom.co.uk/viewpictures.php?gallery=AJE“>http://www.tvnewsroom.co.uk/viewpicture … allery=AJE

    #36038
    Johnnie
    Johnnie
    Keymaster

    John Cookson and David Chater also apart of AJE..

    Chater did a report on Israel/Palestine.

    #36039
    Xxx
    xxx
    Participant

    I see Darren Jordan did decide to move in the end.

    #36040
    Johnnie
    Johnnie
    Keymaster

    Just in case anyone’s interested:

    Al Jazeera English, says its reporters use 41 MacBook Pro notebooks along with Apple’s Final Cut Studio video production software to edit stories.

    #36041
    Xxx
    xxx
    Participant

    Has anybody found a full list of correspondents and reporters for AJE online?

    #36042
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 24 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.