Tag: Al Jazeera - Pray For Qatar

BROADCASTING THE MESSAGE

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Qatar?s capital city of Doha is headquarters to major news and current affair broadcaster Al Jazeera. Initially launched as a satellite TV channel, Al Jazeera has expanded to include the internet and specialty TV channels in multiple languages. As of 2007, the Arabic Al Jazeera channel claimed an estimated 40 to 50 million viewers, while Al Jazeera English estimated 100 million households. Al Jazeera has proven willing to broadcast dissenting views?or at least walk the fine line between objectivity and audience appeal?regarding coverage of news events, and even issues of morality and religion. While this has created great controversy, Al Jazeera…