Hugh Miles Al-Jazeera

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Al-Jazeera

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With more than fifty million viewers, Al Jazeera is one of the most widely watched news channels in the world. It's also one of the most controversial. Set up by the eccentric Emir of Qatar, who turned a failed BBC Arabic television project into an Arab news channel, Al Jazeera quickly became a household name after September 11th by delivering some of the biggest scoops in television history, including airing a taped speech from Osama bin Laden. Lambasted as a mouthpiece for Al Qaeda, little is actually known about Al Jazeera and its operations. Financed by one of the weathiest countries in the world, Al Jazeera quickly established itself as the premiere news channel in the Islamic world by covering events Arabs cared about in a way they had never seen before. However, accusations of ties to Al Qaeda continue to plague it. Their journalists have been accused of spying for everyone from Mossad to Saddam Hussein, sometimes simultaneously. This the story behind the Arab news channel that makes the news.

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Born in Saudi Arabia, he was educated in Libya and Eton and studied Arabic at Oxford and in the Yemen. He has written for the London Review of Books and the S. Times and is a consultant for Middle East Consultants Int'l. He won The Times Young Yournalist of the Year award in 2000.

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'The first British book about the Arabic world's CNN is as exhaustive and as authorative as you'd expect from a former TIMES Journalist of the Year.' ARENA 'You come away from AL-JAZEERA not merely better informed about a single television station, but with a deeper understanding of the Middle East, of the global media industry and- most alarmingly- of the extent to which government propaganda interests still dictate what goes out over the airwaves around the world.' CHURCH OF ENGLAND NEWSPAPER '[A] pioneering work.' IRISH EXAMINER 'Hugh Miles very readably demonstrates the network's ambitions and its enemies' frequent wrongheadedness...this is a vital book.' THE TELEGRAPH '[A] well-written and even-handed account of the Arab news channel' HERALD

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