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Dec 1 2011

Missing Al Jazeera’s ‘Moment’

News you can’t see anywhere else—if you can see it

Photo Credit: Al Jazeera

The Qatar-based TV news network Al Jazeera is quickly becoming one of the world’s most important international news outlets. Since launching its English-language affiliate, Al Jazeera English (AJE), in 2006, the network has extended its reach into 250 million homes in more than 100 countries (Arab Media and Society, Spring/11). In the United States, though, AJE is nearly blacked out, only available in a few markets, including Toledo, Ohio; Burlington, Vermont; Washington, D.C.; and, most recently, New York City. Cable operators have given various reasons for why they’ve shut out AJE: a lack of interest in the network, a lack […]