Posts Tagged ‘Al Jazeera’

  • Women journalists Alex Crawford and Jacky Rowland best reports from the front lines in Libya
    Two women journalists are press stars on the front lines of combat in Libya. Alex Crawford Sky News Alex Crawford spent a night in a mosque in Green Square in Zawiya Libya and reported from the thick of the battle that has been raging there as tens of tanks and armored trucks relentlessly attack both civilians and freedom fighters. Watch her account on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkaAXDTLhsw Jacky...
    by at March 9th, 2011 at 08:03 am
  • Irony of U.S. and Al Jazeera collaboration on Libya
    Does anyone else see the irony? The U.S. has worked hard to move the world to take action on a crisis that Al Jazeera English brought to the world’s attention. And kept there. This is not saying that either the US or AJE are working single-handedly. There are lots of players who have moved the ball forward. But it certainly seems ironic that the US is going where...
    by at March 1st, 2011 at 02:03 pm
  • CIA’s man Moussa Koussa (Musa Kusa) of Gaddafi’s Inner Circle free to travel
    My contacts in Libya say Moussa Koussa (Musa Kusa or Mousa Kousa) is a very secretive guy – and scary. “He’s the one that writes reports about all of us (well – the opposition).” When asked why they thought Moussa’s name had not been included on the no travel/asset freeze list, the response was, “He helped USA and Libya reach a...
    by at February 27th, 2011 at 06:02 pm
  • Watch English interview by CNN Turk with Saif al-Islam
    This interview by Turkish CNN journalist Cuneyt Ozdemir with Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam is a must see. It is in English, filmed in front of huge map of Libya. Saif is animated and desperate to be believed. “Most of Libya is calm. All of the south is calm. All of the central coast is calm. Only two small areas of combat in the west.  Benghazi is in chaos....
    by at February 25th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Ahmed Kadaf al-Dam, Gaddafi’s cousin, defects to Egypt
    Ahmed Kadaf al-Dam is Gaddafi’s cousin and considered to be one of his staunch supporters. (note: Kadaf is yet another of the multiple ways to transliterate the names of the Qadhafah – Gaddifi family.) I’d be a lot more impressed if he hadn’t defected to the safety of Egypt rather than stay and fight for the people of Libya. He’s obviously...
    by at February 24th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Sunni cleric al-Qaradawi issues fatwa – kill Gaddafi!
    This is where the real split happens in cultures. Yusuf al-Qaradawi is arguably the most influential Sunni Muslim cleric in the world. He is considered by many to be the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. Foreign Policy names him the world’s 3rd most influential public intellectual. He has regularly spoken in the past in support of democracy. But today,...
    by at February 21st, 2011 at 07:02 pm
  • US interests hurt by Security Council veto
    Ambassador Susan Rice made a poor attempt to explain the US veto in an interview yesterday with Al Jazeera English. She went on with mumbo-jumbo about how the UN Security Council resolution against Israeli West Bank settlements would harden positions and might even make the Israeli’s build more. Yes, I support Israel’s right to exist. They are in a life and...
    by at February 19th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Kuwait uses smoke bombs on Bedouin protesters
    This is from Tweeter Dima Khatib who is a Latin American reporter for Al Jazeera. Her tweets are personal and do not reflect the view of Al Jazeera. Feb 18 noon PST USA @Dima_KhatibDima Khatib أنا ديمة More than 1,000 stateless people protested in Kuwait demanding citizenship. Dozens arrested. Demo dispersed with smoke bombs & water cannon @Dima_KhatibDima...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Libyans and Bahrainis being shot down in the streets
    Live ammunition is being used on the streets of Manama, Bahrain and in several cities in Libya, with the most violent in Benghazi. In Bahrain, peaceful demonstrators are being shot with a special buckshot. The crowd has even been attacked by military helicopters according to a phone interview from Bahrain with Mohammed Al Maskati of the Bahrain youth movement. A doctor...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Watch video from Bahrain hospital
    A doctor is almost beaten to death. A nurse on the scene is beaten. They are doing their jobs to save people, but the police brutalize everyone they come in contact with. Watch this video footage from Al Jazeera.
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 07:02 pm
  • Egyptian Army still holds 100 protesters, 50 missing
    I got the news from BBC – not Al Jazeera – which shows you got to follow multiple news sources. The Egyptian Army, according to BBC sources, is still holding 100 pro-democracy protesters in prisoner camps and 50 more people are flat out missing – including Ziad Bakir, a graphic designer. Shadows of doubt about the military government’s intentions...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Egyptian Army stops filming at Tahrir Square
    The Egyptian Military has met with Wael Gohnim and blogger Amr Salama and promised them to rewrite the Constitution in ten days and put it to a referendum within two months. That sounds good. Problem is, the Army has also ordered Al Jazeera and other international media outlets to stop filming in Tahrir Square where demonstrations continue. Isn’t that a Mubarak strategy?...
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Ahmed Mohar and the April 6th Movement
    You can’t point to one person who changed Egypt. It took millions to take down Mubarak. But you can identify some stars and one is the man who could reasonably be said to have started the revolutionary movement. Ahmed Mohar and Israa Abdel Fatah and their small core group started in 2008 with a textile strike on April 6th promoted by Facebook. They have been working...
    by at February 12th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Glenn Beck terrified by New World Order
    I saw a clip of Glenn Beck of Fox News on MSNBC yesterday. He was totally freaked out by the coming New World Order, which he obviously sees as Armageddon. Why should he fear, if he is one of those who believe a war in Israel will herald in the Rapture? Isn’t that exactly what these guys want? And right there on Al Jazeera’s home page is a sidebar headline, ...
    by at February 11th, 2011 at 07:02 am
  • Fox blocks out Al Jazeera logo on live feed from Tahrir Square
    All the news networks are showing the same live feed from Tahrir Square in Cairo – Al Jazeera. But Fox News blocks out the Al Jazeera logo. Do they not want to admit it as a news source? What’s that about “fair and balanced?” How about “honest”?
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Mubarak – Release all journalists!
    Al Jazeera is making a plea for one of their reporters to be released. He was last seen being taken into custody by the Army at Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo. He is not the only journalist to be detained by Mubarak forces. Many have been released, but not all. The Mubarak government continues to harass journalists, seizing and/or destroying their equipment. At least...
    by at February 6th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Demand Red Cross be ready for Tahrir
    I have it from a Georgetown U. professor (Egyptian) speaking on on Al Jazeera that the Egyptian Army is preparing to lay siege to the pro-democracy protesters in Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo. He gave a wonderful and clear analysis of the crisis and the thinking and strategy of the Mubarak government. He demanded that the Red Cross be ready to supply the protesters...
    by at February 5th, 2011 at 07:02 pm
  • Al Jazeera gets a gold star!
    In the past I have been down on Al Jazeera. I admit I was wrong. In fact, I’d like to give them a gold star. My experience with the 24hr news station from Qatar had been limited to the Arabic version viewed while in the Middle East and a few years back. The crisis in Egypt, and the particularly poor coverage by the American press during the early days, sent me to...
    by at February 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 am