Anyone tuning into Al Jazeera’s new American channel coming this summer shouldn’t expect too much coverage of celebrities or other tabloid fodder typically found on U.S. television news. Instead Al Jazeera America hopes to stand out with a diet heavy on ‘fact-based, in-depth, long-format news.’
Iran presidential elections are tomorrow.
From AJE, an infographic on the candidates, electoral system, and a recent opinion poll.
Also, Google announced that tens of thousands of Gmail accounts have been compromised in politically-motivated phishing campaigns.
What can you expect from Al Jazeera America online?
By: Andrea Stone and Tony Karon, Senior Executive Producers, Digital News
News that is timely. Accurate. Objective. Homegrown, but with a global perspective. Reporting that delves deeper and gives context to bring clarity in a crowded, noisy media market. Analysis that provides clarity through context.
Read the full story: http://alj.am/11nkb7Q
Reblogging so people know that AJAM - and we do pronounce it like A-rod around here - shows are on Tumblr too. Fault Lines is on AJ English and on America.
(p.s. Hi Mark, I’m running this Tumblr now. *waves* -KT)
Latest health solutions featured in new Al Jazeera series
Solutions to the world’s most pressing health problems are to be explored in a new Al Jazeera series, The Cure.
The magazine programme will, in Al Jazeera English’s typical style, be global in breadth, and will look at the hi-tech and low-tech solutions being employed to deal with issues as diverse as heart conditions and dengue fever.
The first episode will see giant rats being employed to sniff out cases of tuberculosis in Tanzania, while on the other end of the technological spectrum, a new precision radiotherapy treatment in the UK promises to reduce cancer treatment times.
Paul Eedle, director of programmes at Al Jazeera English said:
“Our medical reporters will take viewers on a journey to the frontiers of world health, from cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs to advances in affordable healthcare for those who need it most. This series epitomizes Al Jazeera – it’s truly global, and deals with real issues that affect real people.”
The series begins on 28th May and will transmit at the following times GMT:
Welcome to new AJE show The Cure. Hope to see you on Tumblr soon.
“Oil defines our lives” - Marwan Bishara
Go behind-the-scenes with Empire’s host Marwan Bishara as he explains why we chose to tackle the geopolitics of the global oil industry, and why the issues matter to everyone.
For the full episode, watch here: http://aje.me/ZYqPFj
From our fellow show Empire.
Members of the Torres family in the hamlet of La Morena in Tiearra Caliente region of the state of Guerrero, Mexico. The area is a hotbed of marijuana and poppy growth, as well as pockets of leftist guerrillas. We filmed an episode of Fault Lines in the area earlier this year. Torres family members told us they feel trapped between the local drug kingpin Rogaciano Alba and the military, who they claim are in collusion. Members of the Torres family have been arrested by the military and others killed by both the military and local drug forces. (Photo by Josh Rushing)
Fault Lines- Mexico:Impunity and profits
“Al-qaeda could not do what the US did to Juarez.”
And Americans wonder why other countries hate them…
Thanks for posting! Always nice to find posts and comments on our episodes. (We’re working on new episodes right now that begin airing in March.)
AL JAZEERA ENLGISH - INSIDE SYRIA: IS THE ARAB LEAGUE MISSION DOOMED TO FAIL.
How effective is the Arab League mission? Has the Syrian regime managed to continue their heavy handed crackdown on protesters despite Arab League’s presence on the ground? Guests: Elias Hanna; As’ad Abukhalil; and Ahed al-Hendi.