BBC to Launch Al-Jazeera Competitor

BBC to Launch Al-Jazeera Competitor: “The British Broadcasting Corp. said Thursday it will launch a 24-hour Arabic-language TV news channel to compete with the Qatar-based satellite station Al-Jazeera.”

Interesting. It seems like a smart move. The only thing I would be concerned about is whether or not it becomes simply a propaganda vehicle for the British government in the Middle East. It should operate with complete autonomy and independence, otherwise it risks being harshly criticized by prominent Muslim religious clerics like the U.S. government-funded Al-Hurra TV station.

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