Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Aljazeera International launches!

Finally, the day we have all (ok, maybe not all...but certainly those following news of AJI's imminent launch..or those who have been working tirelessly for the pilot of the english channel-the english website, for three years!!) has arrived!

Aljazeer International officially went live a few minutes ago, and while the Cairo apartment we're renting here does not carry the frequency, the first few minutes I saw on Aljazeera Mubashir channel looked very promising. Their motto is "setting the news agenda", which I rather like- and out of the first set of news pieces they headlined, something like 2 or 3 were out of Africa-a welcome change for a continent too often overlooked in today's global media.

The new version of the english website has also launched, and is a dramtic and welcome change from the dinosaur version of years past.

Still holding out hope to be there tommorow !!

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