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August 16, 2005


Nur al-Cubicle

And there's probably _marxists_ in there too!


Part of this deal seems to involve flogging old current affairs programmes. The report mentions Correspondent and This World, but This World is essentially Correspondent under a new name, and anything made under the name Correspondent will be (IIRC) at least a year old.

I wonder if the Beeb is still planning to launch its own Arabic television channel. And, just to make this even more incestuous, we mustn't forget that some of Al-Jazeera's founders came from the original BBC Arabic channel that was closed because its Saudi partners didn't take kindly to criticism of the Saudi government...

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