English Al-Jazeera in 2006

One more year to wait…

Al Jazeera has announced it will launch an English-language channel at the start of 2006, as it named a senior management team.

British national Nigel Parsons will head operations at the company’s Doha headquarters, while Trish Carter, formerly of New Zealand television, will head a new Asia desk in Kuala Lumpur.

Sue Philips, formerly employed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp, will take charge of European coverage in London, while Will Stebbins, formerly with Associated Press Television News, will head a North American desk in Washington.

[Source: Al Jazeera]

Since Al Jazeera started, I thought the best thing they could do is start an English language channel. So when they started talking about the possibility, I thought it was great, and I couldn’t wait for it to launch.

What excites me about it is the fact that it will present news from another point of view for the whole world.

I thought it was supposed to launch this year, and they’ve had recruiting ads up on their Arab site for some time now.
Anyway, I hope it’s worth the wait.

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