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Al-jazeera: The Story Of The Network That Is Rattling Governments And Redefining Modern Journalism Updated With A New Prologue And Epilogue

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Al-Jazeera, the independent, all-Arab television news network based in Qatar, emerged as ambassador to the Arab world in the events following September 11, 2001. Arabic for "the island," Al-Jazeera has "scooped" the western media conglomerates many times. With its exclusive access to Osama Bin Laden and members of the Taliban, its reputation was burnished quickly through ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 7th 2003 by Basic Books (first published April 2nd 2002)
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PDXReader
Aug 19, 2010 PDXReader rated it it was ok
I would have given this book three stars based on the fact that it's soooo repetitive. Although the book was short, I think the authors could have dropped another 100 pages if they'd eliminated all the duplication. My rating fell to two stars because the book is simply very dated, written after 9/11 but before the US attacked Iraq. So much has changed since its publication that one wonders how relevant most of its conclusions are, almost a decade later.
David Sasaki
Sep 08, 2008 David Sasaki rated it it was ok
Not a bad introduction to Al-Jazzera Arabic and its influence of Arabs around the world, but by now it's a bit dated. There is also quite a bit of repetition across chapters. I wrote more about Al-Jazeera on my blog.
Val
Dec 18, 2015 Val rated it it was ok
This book is overdue for another update. Any book about news and news broadcasting is bound to become out of date very quickly, but this is ten years old. I will wait for a newer, more relevant version.
Andrea Schmidt
Mar 19, 2013 Andrea Schmidt rated it it was amazing
A marvelous book that details the early history of Al Jazeera as well as the role it plays in bringing the Arab world together. An excellent read!
Andrei
Jul 28, 2011 Andrei rated it it was ok
some history's details are useful, but it's too loyal to Al Jazeera on the whole

there are only compliments towards the TV network

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Important subject, terribly written. Waste of time, very repetitive.
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