Mohammad Al-Ubaydli’s blog

BBC goes head-to-head with al-Jazeera

Posted in Politics by Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli on October 29, 2005

Let the games begin.

In one corner stands the BBC World Service, the corporation’s venerable 70-year-old voice to the world backed by £239m of taxpayers’ money. In the other the upstart satellite TV channel al-Jazeera, barely a decade old, bankrolled from the bottomless reserves of the emir of Qatar.

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  1. […] ple outside the Arab world are trying to influence its citizens. In the same week that the BBC announced its new Arabic language satellite TV station, the Open Society Institute ran “a brainstorming worksho […]

  2. hani shaker said, on January 24, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    hani shaker…

    I Googled for something completely different, but found your page…and have to say thanks. nice read….


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