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Al-Jazeera to launch English-language news network

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Al-Jazeera to launch English-language news network

By JOSEPH NASR

The pan-Arab satellite television channel al-Jazeera is planning to launch an English language television news network in what is assessed to be an attempt to reach out to western audiences.

According to the British magazine Private Eye , Steve Clark, an executive producer with Sky News, has been headhunted by the Qatar-based Arabic network to work on the launch of its new venture.

A manager with Al-Jazeera, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed his network's plan to launch an English language news channel, yet refused to elaborate, saying "the plan is in too early stages to give further details."

If successful, the "first ever independent Arabic channel" – as its supporters claim – al-Jazeera English will give its competitors, notably BBC and CNN, a run for their money.

Launched in 1996 following the closure of the BBC's Arabic TV newsroom, al-Jazeera has managed to draw an audience of over 35 million loyal spectators across the world, offering an alternative to western news networks.

Al-Jazeera earned its reputation during the US-led war in Afghanistan, when it broadcast messages released by al-Qaida's no. 1 Osama Bin Laden, thus earning the critical label of "Bin Laden's channel."

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You know, reading that post it came of as exceedingly anti-western, I think this proves the Jerusilem Post is bias media source, and shouldn't be trusted

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LOL :lol Talon

Prove it.

Give me a proof that this article is anti-Western....

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Did you read the post? huh.gif It reads as anti-western as the BBC apparently reads anti-Israel.

Your media doesn't think that much of us does it if it suddenly beleives the west's main media station is going to be a Islamic fascist one. Just sounds like paranoia dude, you shouldn't beleive it.

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