“..Al-Jazeera’s editorial independence has been called into question -
- after its director of news stepped in to ensure a speech made by Qatar’s emir to the UN led its English channel’s coverage of the debate on Syrian intervention.
Journalists had produced a package of the UN debate, topped with excerpts of President Obama’s speech, last Tuesday when a last-minute instruction came from Salem Negm, the Qatar-based news director -
- who ordered the video to be re-edited to lead with the comments from Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.
Despite protests from staff that the emir’s comments – a repetition of previous calls for Arab intervention in Syria – were not the most important aspect of the UN debate -
- the two-minute video was re-edited and Obama’s speech was relegated to the end of the package..”
(ed:..this isn’t the first time the biases/politicising of al jazeera has been questioned..
..their one-sided/unthinking pimping for the overthrow of gaddaffi being a glaring example of those biases..)
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