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Al Jazeera : voice of Arabia

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Summary

  • Founded in 1996, Al Jazeera was the first 24-hour news channel in the Arab world. This documentary, shot on location in Qatar goes behind the scenes of this Arab independent satellite TV channel. Combining news footage, excerpts from various Al Jazeera programs, and interviews with executives, anchors and journalists, the film explores the paradoxes that emerge between the apparent orthodoxy of Arab societies and the journalistic freedom flaunted by Al Jazeera in a dictatorial culture which does not know the meaning of dialogue.

Notes

  • Title from title frames.
  • Originally produced by: ARTE France/Riff Production, c2002; previously released in 2003.
  • In Arabic, English and French with English subtitles.
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