Wednesday, May 30, 2007
In Praise of Al Jazeera
I hope you're sitting down, because I am going to do something very unexpected. On Monday I was flicking through the channels on SKY and got to Al Jazeera. I had assumed it was just Arab propaganda, but boy was I wrong. I sat transfixed for an hour as I watched story after story about world affairs without a hint of any kind of bias. This wasn't your typical soundbite reporting, it was indepth stuff from around the world. Several of the reporters were recognisable from Sky or the BBC and seemed to have been given a new lease of life. I guess it is the sort of thing BBC World might do, but as you can't get BBC World in this country I wouldn't know. I'll be tuning into Al Jazeera regularly from now on.