Media briefing— Global


Previously shunned by American TV companies, Al Jazeera is finally making its way in the US, CNN's new global take on the day's news, and Alain de Botton's experience as Heathrow Airport's first writer in residence.

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When Al Jazeera English debuted in 2006, local US cable and satellite TV companies declined to carry the network, frightened by the reputation of its parent network, the Arabic-language Al Jazeera, as the mouthpiece for terrorists. But that is changing. In April, cable networks in the Washington DC area started carrying AJE, and by the end of the year it will expand into an additional 20 US markets.

AJE is funded by the Emir of Qatar, just like its Arabic-language parent, but has a more worldwide focus and sees itself…


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