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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
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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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.