By P. Seib

Even though Al Jazeera English has but to obtain to obtain the eye accorded to its Arabic-language elder sibling, it truly is in lots of methods the extra fascinating of the 2. It seeks to redefine worldwide information assurance by way of concentrating on components which are normally missed by way of such a lot information organisations, and its power viewers is time and again higher than that of the Arabic channel. it will be the 1st booklet to entirely learn this channel's assurance equipment, results on its viewers, and its position on the planet of mediated geopolitics.Al Jazeera famous that if it used to be to extend its world wide effect, it might probably no longer achieve this fully in Arabic. And so, in 2006, it introduced Al Jazeera English, the 1st English-language information channel to be situated within the heart East. With its central broadcast facilities in Doha, Washington, London, and Kuala Lumpur, the channel confronted the duty of proving itself to be greater than a interest and only a junior model of the all-news English-language channels equivalent to the BBC or CNN. After numerous years of operation, Al Jazeera English turns out good on its approach to defining its position out there. The breadth of its assurance, relatively its emphasis on reporting from the worldwide South, has wonderful it from a lot of its opponents. Thorough assurance from the center East and from Africa offers a point of view that different significant satellite tv for pc channels have infrequently provided their audiences. first and foremost, Al Jazeera English was once to be had to eighty million cable and satellite tv for pc families. It used to be, even though, obtainable by way of just a small variety of audience within the usa (mainly these gaining access to it via a number of on-line companies) essentially due to political purposes. regardless of the political back-story could be, having access to a bigger international marketplace relies on viewers call for. If Al Jazeera English does a greater activity of protecting significant tales, fairly within the center East and the worldwide South, than different channels do, and if its opponents locate themselves announcing, "As Al Jazeera English mentioned this present day . . .," information shoppers will ultimately call for entry. This publication will research those political concerns and also will research the channel's viewers base, relatively in Africa and South Asia. The e-book also will provide reviews of Al Jazeera English's defining moments so far - its reporting throughout the 2008-2009 struggle in Gaza (written through Palestinian and Israeli scholars), and its insurance of the "Ground 0 Mosque" controversy in 2010. the amount also will reflect on Al Jazeera English within the context of public international relations and the transforming into value of diasporic populations.

Show description

Read Online or Download Al Jazeera English: Global News in a Changing World PDF

Similar journalism books

Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind

Dr. Tim Groseclose, a professor of political technological know-how and economics at UCLA, has spent years developing detailed, quantitative measures of the slant of media shops. He does this via measuring the political content material of stories, with a view to degree the PQ, or “political quotient” of citizens and politicians.

A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery

To be an ethical witness could be the top calling of journalism, and during this unforgettable, hugely readable account of up to date slavery, writer Benjamin Skinner travels world wide to in my opinion inform tales that have to be instructed -- and heard.

As Samantha strength and Philip Gourevitch did for genocide, Skinner has now performed for modern day slavery. With years of reporting in such locations as Haiti, Sudan, India, jap Europe, The Netherlands, and, certain, even suburban the US, he has produced a shiny testomony and relocating reportage on one of many nice evils of our time.

There are extra slaves on the earth at the present time than at any time in background. After spending 4 years traveling a dozen international locations the place slavery prospers, Skinner tells the tale, in gripping narrative variety, of people who stay in slavery, those that have escaped from bondage, those that personal or site visitors in slaves, and the combined political explanations of these who search to strive against the crime.

Skinner infiltrates trafficking networks and slave revenues on 5 continents, exposing a latest flesh alternate by no means sooner than portrayed in such proximity. From mega-harems in Dubai to illicit brothels in Bucharest, from slave quarries in India to baby markets in Haiti, he explores the bottom of a global we scarcely realize as our personal and lays naked a parallel universe the place people are acquired, bought, used, and discarded. He travels from the White condominium to warfare zones and immerses us within the political and flesh-and-blood battles at the entrance strains of the unheralded new abolitionist circulate.

At the guts of the tale are the slaves themselves. Their tales are heartbreaking yet, in the middle of tragedy, readers find a quiet dignity that leads a few slaves to withstand and aspire to freedom. regardless of being deserted via the foreign group, regardless of pain against the law so colossal as to strip their know-how in their personal humanity, one way or the other, a few enslaved males regain their dignity, a few enslaved girls learn how to belief males, and a few enslaved kids have the capacity to be children. Skinner bears witness for them, and for the hundreds of thousands who're held within the shadows.

In so doing, he has written probably the most morally brave books of our time, person who will lengthy linger within the judgment of right and wrong of all who come upon it, and one who -- simply possibly -- may perhaps movement the area to confident action.

Praise and Reviews

"Ben Skinner has taken us deep into an underworld few people have dared to entry, by no means brain to confront. What he reveals is heartbreaking--men, girls and youngsters stripped in their identities, their freedom, and their dignity. pronounced relentlessly and instructed grippingly, against the law So substantial is the infrequent e-book that doesn't easily divulge those harms; it additionally explains how and why good humans in and out the U. S. executive have avoided their gaze, and it showcases those that have dedicated their lives to curbing an incredibly regular crime opposed to humanity. Skinner has written an anguishing booklet, but in addition an inspiring name to motion. "
-- Samantha Power

"In his e-book, Benjamin Skinner's strong indictment of latest slavery needs to arouse outrage for perpetrators and compassion for his or her sufferers. "
-- Elie Wiesel

"Rigorously investigated and fearlessly suggested, a criminal offense So massive is a passionate and thorough exam of the appalling fact of human bondage in today’s international. In his devastating narrative, Ben Skinner boldly casts mild at the unthinkable, but thriving, modern day perform of slavery, exposing an international exchange in human lives. The abuses targeted in those pages are repugnant, yet there's desire to be came across: by means of giving voice to the sufferers, Skinner is helping fix their dignity and makes the most important strides towards ultimate this shameful bankruptcy in heritage. "
-- invoice Clinton

"In his fierce, daring decision to work out the lives of modern day slaves up shut, Benjamin Skinner jogs my memory of the British abolitionist of 2 hundred years in the past, Zachary Macaulay, who as soon as traveled on a slave send around the Atlantic, taking notes. Skinner is going in every single place, from border crossings to brothels to bargaining periods with purchasers in humans, to carry us this bright, searing account of the vast community of human trafficking and servitude which spans today's globe. "
-- Adam Hochschild

"Ben Skinner has written a super, surprising and strong publication that is going some distance past the traditional human rights exposé. He doesn't easily offer a cutting-edge chronicle of a humanitarian abuse that cries out for realization, particularly the common life of slavery on the sunrise of the twenty first century. He additionally tells the eventful story of a really intrepid investigator looking for the reality. His e-book reads like a superb novel, notwithstanding it's no longer a singular; it's a grim slice of the genuine international graphically, vividly, and disturbingly defined. "
-- Richard Bernstein

"A devoted and courageous reporter, Skinner has long gone to a few of the poorest and such a lot determined locations on the earth to inform the tales of a few of the boys, girls and youngsters, compelled by means of poverty and lawlessness, to paintings for no pay less than the specter of violence. He's a very good tale teller, and he brings the entire underworld of traffickers and their sufferers to existence. even as he exhibits how complicated the phenomenon particularly is, and why the strategies of would-be abolitionists during this nation have confirmed inaccurate or just futile. "
-- Frances FitzGerald

"A Crime So tremendous is a remarkably courageous and unflinching piece of reportage and storytelling. Ben Skinner bears witness, sharing tales so unsettling, so overlooked, so chilling they'll go away you shaking with anger. this could be required examining for coverage makers around the globe – and, for that subject, somebody involved in the human . "
-- Alex Kotlowitz

"A Crime So sizeable is a kind of infrequent books that makes you shudder within the face of its accusations: due to Skinner's brave and vibrant document from the guts of darkness, the remainder of us can now not say we had no concept that thousands of already desperately negative males, ladies, and kids are being subjected to the additional indignity of being offered opposed to their will for exertions and intercourse. "
-- Hernando de Soto

"Ben Skinner's brains and braveness take us into the stomach of the beast and disclose the gruesome fact of contemporary slavery. rather than sensation, a criminal offense So titanic offers us desperately wanted perception and research. this is often a major ebook, the 1st deep check out America's careworn dating with human trafficking and slavery this day. Skinner's balanced dissection of our government's haphazard regulations may be debatable, however it can be the root for a brand new anti-slavery time table, person who ends the political video games being performed with the lives of slaves. "
-- Kevin Bales

"A Crime So tremendous, by means of the younger American author Benjamin Skinner, tracing the realities of human trafficking from Haiti to India, does what each nice ebook approximately position may still do: opens the eyes, shakes the judgment of right and wrong and lighting fixtures up these corners of the area that few people might dare to examine first-hand. a really worldwide paintings, it exhibits us the realities that underlie lots of our informal pleasures, and reminds us of these truths that impact way more humans than (those who) commute on vacation around the world. After interpreting it, you can't examine that red-light road in Romania, or that smiling face in Cambodia, within the similar means. "
-- Pico Iyer

"This publication exposes the horrors of modern day slavery and human trafficking, challenging recognition to a subject that has for too lengthy hidden within the shadows. Skinner's narrative takes us many various areas world wide, yet may end up in just one end: The U. S. needs to do extra to finish this soreness. "
-- U. S. Senator Russ Feingold

"Ben Skinner does an exceptional public provider via exposing the big scope of human trafficking on this planet this present day. I enjoy his bankruptcy at the heroic function Ambassador John Miller performed in getting the U. S. executive to face in contrast evil. "
-- U. S. Senator John McCain

"Emancipation wasn't a one-time occasion; it's a promise written within the blood of all who've ever been held in bondage. Ben Skinner's harrowing trip in the course of the sleek slave alternate forces us to confront our accountability to by no means cease battling for freedom. "
-- Chairman John Conyers, Jr. ,
House Committee at the Judiciary

"“There are extra slaves at the present time than at any element in human history,” Skinner writes during this devastating e-book. through slaves he capability humans coerced by way of violence to paintings for no pay. a few prostitutes fall into this class, yet a majority of slaves, he says, are family servants or compelled employees. Skinner stories from facilities of the fashionable slave exchange, together with Haiti, Sudan, Romania, Turkey, India, the Netherlands — and Miami. "
-- the hot York Times

"Much like 19th-century abolitionist debts of slavery within the usa, his ebook is intended either to notify and to enrage--and it succeeds on either counts. to work out slavery up shut, Skinner posed as a customer of people for compelled hard work or sexual exploitation in Haiti, Romania and Turkey. In Sudan, he witnessed former slaves returning to villages from which they'd been kidnapped years previous. In India, he observed a gun-toting hard work activist organizing quarry employees who have been pressured into debt bondage. via juxtaposing those greatly differing cultural, fiscal and felony contexts, Skinner makes transparent that no uncomplicated repair will eliminate slavery all over the world. "
-- The Washington Post

"[A] devastating exposé of the hundreds of thousands of ache enslaved people around the globe, together with teenagers. . . . excessive literary kind in nonfiction books like "A Crime So Monstrous" is usually infrequent. "
-- The Boston Globe

"More slaves at the moment are imported (though the present note for this is often trafficked) into the U.S. each year than have been imported in a typical yr in the course of the American colonial period. that's one of many conversing issues used in recent years by means of the writer of a compelling new ebook on worldwide slavery . . . what's striking approximately Skinner's account is its geographical intensity and immediacy. "
-- foreign bring in Tribune

"This is investigative journalism of the 1st order, the sort that calls for blood tribute . . . This ebook isn't really for the faint of center, however it is essential, instant and totally crucial for figuring out the little-known plight of slaves world wide. "
-- Kirkus experiences 2008 Spring & summer time Preview

"An impassioned exposé of a thriving slave financial system within the world's poorest areas . . . a big, consciousness-raising publication. "
-- Kirkus reports (starred assessment)

The Scapegoat: A Novel

Writer word: Translated via Karen Emmerich
------------------

b]From a big new Greek author, by no means ahead of translated--a wide-ranging, muck-raking, superbly written novel concerning the unsolved homicide of an American journalist in Greece within the forties[/b]

In 1948, the physique of an American journalist is located floating within the bay off Thessaloniki. A Greek journalist is attempted and convicted for the homicide . . . but if he's published twelve years later, he claims his confession was once the results of torture.

Flash ahead to fashionable day Greece, the place a tender, disaffected highschool pupil is given an project for a college undertaking: locate the truth.

Based at the actual tale of famed CBS reporter George Polk--journalism's prestigious Polk Awards have been named after him--who was once investigating embezzlement of U. S. relief by way of the right-wing Greek govt, Nikolaidou's novel is a sweeping saga that brings jointly the turbulent Greece of the post-war interval with the present period, the place the rustic reveals itself dealing with turbulent political instances as soon as again.

Told through key gamers within the story--the rushing journalist's Greek widow; the mum and sisters of the convicted guy; the brutal Thessaloniki leader of Police; a U. S. international workplace investigator--it is the trendy day scholar who's such a lot affecting of all of them, as he questions fact, justice and sacrifice . . . and the way the previous is often with us.

From the Hardcover edition.

Professional blogging for dummies

Take your pastime to the subsequent point and switch your web publication into genuine source of revenue a person who blogs is familiar with that it's a enjoyable, inventive manner for sharing recommendations and reviews. Now think earning profits from that pastime! This sensible, how-to advisor indicates you the way you may get occupied with utilizing your web publication and enforce advertisements, sponsorship, partnerships, and internet online affiliate marketing suggestions to show your pastime into additional source of revenue, or perhaps a full-time profession.

Extra info for Al Jazeera English: Global News in a Changing World

Example text

AJE is available free to air on the Galaxy 19 and Galaxy 23 C-band satellites. 12 Most Americans, however, don’t use satellite dishes to watch television. 14 The number of subscribers reached by these cable providers is relatively small. 15 Viewers can, however, watch it on the Web through AJE’s website, YouTube, and online broadcasters. 32 HUSSEIN AMIN Link TV, an award-winning satellite network provider based in San Francisco, airs the network 12 hours a day. 7 million people watch it at least once a week and keep watching for 45 minutes, either through the satellite broadcast or online.

25 Researchers Youmans and Brown cite the media advocacy group Accuracy in Media (AIM) and O’Reilly who have challenged AJE’s efforts to obtain distribution agreements with dominant cable companies like Comcast and Time Warner. AIM circulated an online petition asking cable companies to refuse to carry AJE due to what it called propagandistic content. Smaller, less radical groups have made similar calls for AJE broadcasts to be banned in various locations. S. S. 28 Despite these efforts to reposition itself as a quality global media network, many in the United States continued to look at Al Jazeera as a supporter of terrorism.

64. Author interview (telephone), March 25, 2011. 65. Ibid. 66. net (translated by BBC World Service), November 1, 2006. CH A P T ER 2 The Nature of the Channel’s Global Audience Hussein Amin Al Jazeera launched its international English-language news channel, Al Jazeera English (AJE), on November 15, 2006. Originally called Aljazeera International and broadcast to more than 80 million households worldwide, the channel became the world’s first English-language international news network to originate in the Middle East.

Download PDF sample

Download Al Jazeera English: Global News in a Changing World by P. Seib PDF
Rated 4.33 of 5 – based on 20 votes