Truly the Baghdad Broadcasting Company

Truly the Baghdad Broadcasting Company

: The BBC is launching a competitor to Al Jazeera. How will anybody be able to tell them apart?

  • Jeremy

    One will be in Arabic?

  • Kim

    I share your dim view of the bias at the BBC. That aside they do some remarkable reporting I don’t see anywhere else. This article Searching for Gaza’s Tunnels, had I not seen it with my own eyes I wouldn’t have believed it was BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/middle_east/04/gazas_tunnels/html/1.stm
    I think a channel broadcast in Arabic from the BBC would attract more viewers then al-Hurra has. The more voices beside al-Jazeera the better.

  • Dean Douthat

    Jeremy:

    One will be in Arabic?

    I believe both will be in Arabic. IIRC, al Jazeera was started by former empolyees of BBC Arabic language service which BBC decided to shut down some years ago. Now BBC is reviving same to compete with their former employees.

  • PilotCman

    I trust Al Jazeera more than the american news organizations. Fox News is the worst, its like watching state tv with them.