Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Promise, and Perils of Al Jazeera English

Judea Pearl highlights the crucial role Western news organizations must play in monitoring the content of Al Jazeera's new Western affliate, Al Jazeera English. As one who has suffered profoundly and personally at the hands of Islamic extremists, his call to scrutinize Al Jazeera English's broadcasts should grab our attentions. Ever careful to not suggest banning or censorship, Mr. Pearl does remind us that while we should "extend a hand to the network because it can be a force for good;" he also warns that it obliges our own news organizations to "let its viewers know when anti-Western wishes are subverting objective truth."
Another Perspective, or Jihad TV?

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