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Report: US military jammed HotBird 8 satellite in January 27 March 2007

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In a warning to international broadcasters that the US will not hesitate to interfere with what it perceives as enemy satellite signals, its military reportedly blocked the transmissions of the HotBird 8 transponder on 23 January.

According to an article in the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger, the attack on Eutelsat’s HotBird 8 lasted 24 hours and was an attempt to interfere with the signal of the Iraqi militant-broadcaster al-Zawraa. The problem was, HotBird 8 doesn’t carry the al-Zawraa signal. It does however transmit the signal of another Iraqi channel called al-Zahra. Was it all a blunder? (more…)


New book focuses on culture at al-Jazeera 27 March 2007

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The latest al-Jazeera-related tome, due out in June 2007, is: The Culture of Al Jazeera: inside an Arab media giant by Mohamed Zayani and Sofiane Sahraoui. It analyses the TV station using Edgar Schein‘s theories of organisational culture.

Foray has gotten hold of the table of contents:

Somali government closes al-Jazeera office 25 March 2007

Posted by foray in al-jazeera, arrests and expulsions, crackdown, somalia.
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Somalia’s transitional government has ordered the closure of al-Jazeera’s Mogadishu office.

Government spokesperson Hussein Mohamed Muhamoud said “They have been ordered to cease operations because they violated the ethics of the media by misinforming about the reality in Somalia”. “They will be shut down by force if they disobey the order”.

Al-Jazeera opened its Mogadishu bureau in May 2006.

Watch al-Jazeera online for free 22 March 2007

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The live al-Jazeera news channel stream is available at:
The Peninsula (stream)
Elahmad (Adobe Flash player)

The live stream of Al-Jazeera English is available at:
The Peninsula (stream)
al-Jazeera (stream)
Youtube (stream)
Livetvonline.be (stream)

The live stream of al-Jazeera Mubasher الجزيرة مباشر is available at:
Elahmad (Adobe Flash player)