Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera News Online TV
Satellite Channel was launched on 1 November 1996 following the closure of the BBC's Arabic language television station, a joint venture with Orbit Communications Corporation, owned by Saudi King Fahd's cousin, Prince Khaled. It had fallen apart after a year and a half when the Saudi government attempted to kill a documentary on executions under sharia law. Al Jazeera came to the attention of many in the West during the hunt for Osama bin Laden after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. The station aired videos it received from Osama bin Laden and the Taliban, deeming new footage of the world's most wanted fugitives to be newsworthy.


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