By Mohammed El-nawawy, Adel Iskandar
Al-Jazeera, the self sufficient, all-Arab tv information community established in Qatar, emerged as ambassador to the Arab international within the occasions following September eleven, 2001. Arabic for "the island," Al-Jazeera has "scooped" the western media conglomerates repeatedly. With its particular entry to Osama Bin weighted down and contributors of the Taliban, its popularity was once burnished quick via its publicity on CNN. in the course of the 2003 struggle in Iraq, Al-Jazeera in all places, reporting dramatic tales and pictures, while it strived to keep up its independence as a global loose press information community. Al-Jazeera sheds mild at the historical past of the community: the way it operates, the courses it announces, its results on Arab audience, the reactions of the West and Arab states, the results for the way forward for information broadcasting within the heart East, and its fight for a loose press and public opinion within the Arab international.
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Once again, Al-Jazeera staff remained steadfast, stating that they cover what they see and that public reaction is simply the logical consequence. Even during times of peace, Arab audiences find that government programming is divergent with long-held popular interests. This persisting tension provides yet another reason for why Al-Jazeera is so successful. The gap between the Arab viewers' environment and the pictures they see is enormous, whether audiences are watching a state-run national network or satellite networks.
The experiences of the Helal and Mounir families with Arabic television through the Arab eyes of Al-Jazeera are emblematic of a larger dynamic. Their experiences tell us something valuable about Arab audiences, wherever they may be, the histories behind their lives, the social and religious dimensions that inform them, and the relationships they have with their governments. How does Al-Jazeera cater to the Arab audience and the issues that matter to it most? How has it changed the political landscape in the Middle East?
Understandably, he would have concerns about his son criticizing Canadian foreign policy toward the Middle East. He had occasional nightmares about his son getting arrested. Opinionated in private, but reserved in public situations, Kamal was soft-spoken everywhere except within his inner circle of friends and family. He would share his opinions only behind closed doors. During his many years in Kuwait as a foreigner, the prospect of deportation was real and ever present. Having watched Kuwaiti and Iraqi television since their beginnings, he grew accustomed to the fact that opposition and dissent were punished.