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Al-Jazeera by Hugh Miles (Hardcover, 2005) First U.S. Edition

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Al-Jazeera: The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel that is Challenging the West by Hugh Miles (First U.S. Edition)

With more than fifty million viewers, Al-Jazeera is one of the most widely watched news channels in the world. It's also one of the most controversial. Set up by the eccentric Emir of Qatar, who turned a failed BBC Arabic television project into an Arab news channel, Al-Jazeera quickly became a household name after September 11th by delivering some of the biggest scoops in television history, including airing a taped speech from Osama bin Laden. Lambasted as a mouthpiece for Al Qaeda, little is actually known about Al-Jazeera and its operations.

Financed by one of the wealthiest countries in the world, Al-Jazeera quickly established itself as the premiere news channel in the Islamic world by covering events Arabs cared about in a way they had never seen before. However, accusations of ties to Al Qaeda continue to plague it. Their journalists have been accused of spying for everyone from Mossad to Saddam Hussein, sometimes simultaneously. This is the story behind the Arab news channel that makes the news.


Format: Hardback | 438 pages

Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 3.18 | 745g

Publication Date: 30 Jan 2005

Publisher: Grove Press

Publication City/Country: New York, United States

Language: English

Illustrations note: no

Edition Statement: First U.S. Edition

ISBN10: 0802117899

ISBN13: 9780802117892


Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. No obvious damage to the cover. The dust jacket is included and in good condition (very minor scuff marks and creasing along the edges, some minor scratching, and a small square-shaped bit of discolouring on the top-right corner of the front cover, presumably caused by the removal of a sticker). All pages are undamaged with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. Apart form the dust jacket (which is still in good condition), the book is in excellent condition.