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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

'Jewish al-Jazeera' to begin broadcasts on Wednesday

The 'Jewish al-Jazeera' will begin broadcasting on Wednesday.
Jewish News 1 (JN1) was born as an alternative to the world's leading news networks – CNN, Fox News and Sky News. But its main goal is to serve as the Jewish version of al-Jazeera, which has won the hearts of tens of millions of Arab viewers over the past 15 years.

According to the Makor Rishon newspaper, the channel will be broadcast via satellite to Europe, North America and the Middle East. In Israel it will be offered by the Yes satellite company.

"Jewish News 1" will broadcast news from Israel and the world 24/7. The network has already set up studios in Tel Aviv, Brussels and Kiev, and additional studios will be opened in Washington, Paris and London in the coming months.

The network has 12 correspondents, all foreigners, who are currently deployed in six countries. The casting of reporters to cover the news in Israel, Europe and Russia will be completed in the coming days.

The network will begin its broadcasts in English, but its managers seek to offer news in seven additional languages, including Hebrew, French, Italian, Russian and German.

"We'll broadcast everything that is newsworthy," says Alexander Zanzer, the channel's editor-in-chief in Brussels, where the station is based. "Alongside general news, we'll offer economic and cultural items, as well as a peek into educational projects. Everything you can see on other global news channels, you'll be able to see on our channel as well."
But here's the real question: Will they advocate propagandize in our favor as strongly as al-Jazeera propagandizes against us? Somehow, I doubt it.

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At 1:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 things:

1. of al-Jazeera, which has won the hearts of tens of millions of Arab viewers over the past 15 years.

That was initially, when it was Al Jazeera Arabic only. Now it rivals the BBC in terms of quality, it's a mainstream source, broadcast in many languages, around the world. It isn't just about "Arab viewers". English Al Jazeera is one of the most popular channels in the world.

They're both (BBC and Al Jazeera) non reliant on advertising, hence their quality.

2. Is this Jewish channel broadcasting in Arabic? If not, it's an excercise in futility. Note, that Al Jazeera was broadcastiing in Hebrew almost from the beginning. If you want to propogandise, do it properly :)

3. A foundation alone won't be able to sustain it long term. Either it takes adverts, which will influence content and probably tilt left, or it needs state backing.

Can anyone point me to a respectable right wing Israeli outfit that doesn't rely on funds from neo nazi's, white supremacists or those who'd rather you burn or convert?

No? I thought not! ;)

Shyguy, are you headed to Norway? Your brother's trial is about to begin.


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