Testing Time for Al-Jazeera

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Testing Time for Al-Jazeera

Type: Article / Letter to editor
Title: Testing Time for Al-Jazeera
Author: Sakr, N.
Journal Title: ISIM Newsletter
Issue: 1
Volume: 9
Start Page: 21
End Page: 21
Pages: 1
Publisher: ISIM, Leiden
Issue Date: 2002
Keywords: Al-Jazeera
Abstract: Never has any Arab-owned media venture attracted so much Western attention as Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel, broadcaster of 24-hour news and current affairs from the tiny Gulf emirate of Qatar. Al-Jazeera was just five years old when it soared to international prominence in late 2001 through its presence inside Afghanistan and access to the videotape of Usama bin Laden. Yet media coverage of Al-Jazeera itself, as a newsworthy institution in its own right, long predated the September atrocities and subsequent US air strikes on Afghanistan. Indeed, the very uniqueness of Al-Jazeera's output in Arabic provides an insight into the unusual power relations that have produced such a prolific stream of suicide attackers from Arab countries.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/17572

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