VOMENA 01:09:2013

 

The launching of Al Jazeera America will double the network’s US-based staff from 150 to 300.

Last week, Qatar-based media giant Al Jazeera purchased Al Gore’s failing Current TV  for $500 million. After years of being snubbled by American cable networks, is Al Jazeera’s expansion purely a business endeavor? This week, VOMENA explores what gains are to be made and the motives behind the buy-out and with Adel Iskandar, adjunct professor of communications at Georgetown University and co-author of Al-Jazeera: The Story of the Network that is Rattling Governments and Redefining Modern Journalism.

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