Finally Al Jazeera broadcasts in English – 128 on Nile Sat.
Finally a credible alternative to Western media, Al Jazeera broadcasts in English. Described by the fallen Rumsfield as “Vicious, inaccurate and inexcusable“ – what better testimonial could the broadcasters wish for from Mr Fox TV himself. Since I dont speak Arabic I cannot make a comparison between the Arabic and English versions. However I am told by Arabic speaking friends that from first impressions it looks pretty much the same which in their opinion is postive. So we will see how it goes – personally having only just acquired Nile Sat dish and having spent 5 days watching BBC World and Euro News, Al Jazeera will come as a relief.
There is also an online version which has been in existence for a while. Clicking on the Africa section the news covers: The Niger Delta, DRC – Kabila holds on to the Presidency – no surprise there but what will be the aftermath with Bemba’s thugs take to the streets to meet up with Kabila’s thugs? The displaced of Darfur, Gay marriage in South Africa.