Al-Jazeera: The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel That is Challenging the West



With Than Fifty Million Viewers, Al Jazeera Is One Of The Most Widely Watched News Channels In The World It S Also One Of The Most Controversial Set Up By The Eccentric Emir Of Qatar, Who Turned A Failed BBC Arabic Television Project Into An Arab News Channel, Al Jazeera Quickly Became A Household Name After September 11th By Delivering Some Of The Biggest Scoops In Television History, Including Airing A Taped Speech From Osama Bin Laden Lambasted As A Mouthpiece For Al Qaeda, Little Is Actually Known About Al Jazeera And Its Operations.Financed By One Of The Weathiest Countries In The World, Al Jazeera Quickly Established Itself As The Premiere News Channel In The Islamic World By Covering Events Arabs Cared About In A Way They Had Never Seen Before However, Accusations Of Ties To Al Qaeda Continue To Plague It Their Journalists Have Been Accused Of Spying For Everyone From Mossad To Saddam Hussein, Sometimes Simultaneously This The Story Behind The Arab News Channel That Makes The News.Al-Jazeera: The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel That is Challenging the West

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  • Al-Jazeera: The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel That is Challenging the West
  • Hugh Miles
  • 01 April 2018

10 thoughts on “Al-Jazeera: The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel That is Challenging the West

  1. says:

    If you think that the news network Al Jazeera stands for bin Laden and terrorism, think again This is how the USA government tends to portray it If you think it is, then you must read this book to understand that Al Jazeera stands fot uncensorred freedom of speech for Arab speaking people.It is difficult to rate this book I really don t know whether to rate it three or four stars In the end I decided to give it three stars Don t be mistaken I am happy I read it, but in case I would have to decide again whether to purchase this book But what alternative book on Al Jazeera is there to find As one of the most important news networks in the world, it is strange to understand why there are almost no books on the history of this network I don t know exactly why this is If you see the amount of books written on e.g CNN or Fox News, this is all the difficult to understand.This book however gave a good overview of the history of Al Jazeera It also describs the events since its start Not only of the network itself, but also the main events that made Al Jazeera famous since its founding From the Iraq war, Afghanistan war, As such, it is actually two books in one.The author is also very open in describing what happened From killing of its journalists to attempts from America, Saoudi Arabia, e...

  2. says:

    Lengthy history of AlJazeera network, with a good introduction to the regional history of Gulf and Arab media development as interwoven with the political relationships of the area Though written in 2005, before the launch of the English channel, the author s descriptions of the regional tensions and AlJazeera s approaches seem surprisingly current how little has changed in thirteen years This is disappointing in the constancy of the tribal feuding that bedevils the region yet it makes Qatar s specificall...

  3. says:

    An amazing book that covers Al Jazaara from founding to 2003 The author clearly has lots of expertise and insight, while remaining remarkably impartial Presents the case for and against Al Jazeera as partisan Very interesting to note that opposing sides in the Iraq war often had conflicting views on which side Al Jazeera fell Americans alleging radical Is...

  4. says:

    A solid history of the inception and early years of the Qatar based news channel did you know it was a Qatar based news channel The theme of the book really seems to come down to the idea that things are complicated than most people and unfortunately, governments think As an American, almost all Al Jazeera paranoia I ve heard is that it s a terrorist mouthpiece and that it s anti American, very against America, not a fan of America But in the Middle East, America s relationship with Al Jazeera is so far off the radar that it s barely a blip The biggest anti Al Jazeera voice is Saudi Arabia and after that, oddly, is Kuwait Meanwhile, lots of Arabs think Al Jazeera is secretly controlled by the Jews and used to suppress Palestine, while Israel thinks Al Jazeera is patently anti Israel which seems to have some evidence Egypt and Algeria both went through anti Al Jazeera phases, and for a long time it was banned in Syria.So I guess the human lesson is that everyone is a self centered idiot who thinks everyone is thinking about them all the time when really everyone is just off doing their own thing So it s like Facebook.One point against the book is that it s from 2...

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    The US accuses them to be anti American, while the Arabs accuse them to be pro American Israel claims that they are negatively bias at the Israeli government, while the Palestinians complain about their apologetic tone on Israel The US forces bombed their bureau in Afghanistan during the Afghan invasion, while some of their journalists have been kidnapped and tortured It is the only network that Osama Bin Laden trusts, while reluctantly the US is also relying to and almost desperately trying to control the network.Their groundbreaking talk shows changed the socio cultural context of the Arab world, breaking barriers, and discussing things previously considered taboo Offended and feeling fundamentally being attacked, a lot of highlighted Arab countries threaten to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, the owner of the network, over and over again Such is the boldness and the magnitude of the influence Al Jazeera has, in providing nothing but the truth and the balanced arguments that comes with it.This is a very essential book on the fascinating story of Al Jazeera, from the difficulties of starting the network to their struggles and near collapse experiences, from their first ever media triumph to brea...

  6. says:

    really fascinating It was good really good I loved the book as I wasn t obliged to deal with the author s opinion or discuss it It was infact a book of facts Hugh gave the reader a set of information about how Aljazeera delt with different issues without giving...

  7. says:

    This book gave not only a very detailed account of Al Jazeera s history, but also gave a detailed picture of Middle East regional and global political contexts in relation to the station, displaying the complex situation that is Al Jazeera s existence in a very c...

  8. says:

    Extremely well researched and full of insight from experts and sources within AJ and in the Arab world At times Miles prose is textbookish it s easy to see this being used in a college level journalism media course Those with a passing familiarity...

  9. says:

    Not my usual pleasure read but am glad I struggled through it as it clarified a lot of world issues for me The 4 star is not necessarily an enjoyment rating but feel it has certainly contributed to a better ...

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