PDA

View Full Version : Aljazeera



Ghislain
07-30-2012, 11:06 PM
A relatively new channel popped up on my freeview box called Aljazeera (http://www.aljazeera.com/).


Al Jazeera is an independent broadcaster owned by the state of Qatar through the Qatar Media Corporation
and headquartered in Doha, Qatar. Initially launched as an Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV
channel, Al Jazeera has since expanded into a network with several outlets, including the Internet and
specialty TV channels in multiple languages. Al Jazeera is accessible in several world regions.

The original Al Jazeera channel's willingness to broadcast dissenting views, for example on call-in shows, created
controversies in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf. The station gained worldwide attention following the September
11, 2001 attacks, when it was the only channel to cover the war in Afghanistan live from its office there.

In the 2000s, the network was praised by the Index on Censorship for circumventing censorship and
contributing to the free exchange of information in the Arab world, and by the Webby Awards, who
nominated it as one of the five best news web sites, along with BBC News, National Geographic and The
Smoking Gun. It was also voted by brandchannel.com readers as the fifth most influential global brand
behind Apple, Google, Ikea and Starbucks. In 2011 Salon.com noted Al Jazeera's coverage of the 2011
Egyptian protests as superior to that of the American news media, while U.S. Secretary of State Hillary
Rodham Clinton also opined that that network's news coverage was more informative, and less opinion-
driven than American journalism.

Source: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aljazeera)

They show some really good documentaries one of which I have just finished watching called Witness, "In My Mother's Arms (http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2012/07/20127269123624115.html)"
about the plight of 30 orphans in Iraq stuggling to keep out of the corrupt state orphanages where one in three children suffer abuse.

There are many other documentary series of interest and the news channel broadcast stories that are often left out of western programmes.

It is worth checking out. I would love to hear others views on the channel.

Explore (http://www.aljazeera.com/) :)

Ghislain

zoas23
07-31-2012, 02:05 AM
A relatively new channel popped up on my freeview box called Aljazeera (http://www.aljazeera.com/).



Source: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aljazeera)

They show some really good documentaries one of which I have just finished watching called Witness, "In My Mother's Arms (http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2012/07/20127269123624115.html)"
about the plight of 30 orphans in Iraq stuggling to keep out of the corrupt state orphanages where one in three children suffer abuse.

There are many other documentary series of interest and the news channel broadcast stories that are often left out of western programmes.

It is worth checking out. I would love to hear others views on the channel.

Explore (http://www.aljazeera.com/) :)

Ghislain

Some friends of mine have been filming commisioned documentaries for Al Jazeera. I do remember there was another guy here working on documentaries. Al Jazeera is certainly a good place to investigate, because they do finance documentaries by free-lance film makers.

Krisztian
07-31-2012, 02:10 AM
O man, I haven't owned a television or cable for a good 12 years!

We're truly living in an open sea of information where perhaps the pendulum shifted from censorship-control to overdose. I'm hoping that - if television is to remain as a medium - more and more of the channels will entertain larger views of reality.

Thanks for posting. My "2050" Thread I posted in hope that we'll monitor the transition into a more empowering society. That's my hope.

Thanks again.

Awani
07-31-2012, 03:00 AM
I'm also avoiding TV... but Al Jazeera was a breath of fresh air when it came out, but it was a while back since I watched it. I used to skip between CNN, BBC and AL to see if I could notice any difference. Usually the latter two don't exaggerate as much. Although CNN is not as bad as FOX. Like I wrote in the mind control thread (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?2939-mind-control&p=23564#post23564) I have started to see any media information/brainwashing as having a positive agenda rather than a negative.

Although generally I avoid it all. Speaking from personal experience most journalists are liars or truth-benders. All knowledge can only be out of personal experience anyway so news from any media source will in the end just be misdirected gossip.

:cool:

Krisztian
07-31-2012, 04:11 AM
All knowledge can only be out of personal experience anyway so news from any media source will in the end just be misdirected gossip.

How true! I think what you say here is exactly why the esoteric approach (you know, the word esoteric refers to inner meaning, from the Greek esterikos, inner or within) provides lasting wisdom only. The other approach tends to confuse, convolute, that is exoteric.

But one shouldn't downplay the role of what our friend Ghislain brought up; I'm sincerely hoping that one of these days news will be reported by common folks, independent of corporations, it's agendas, etc. News for the sake of simply sharing, something not unlike this Forum.