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    Notes internacionals CIDOB, núm. 33

    Notes internacionals CIDOB, núm. 33

    The Al-Jazeera Moment

    • Publisher:
    • CIDOB
    • Ejournal: Notes Internacionals CIDOB
    • Place of publication:  Barcelona , Spain
    • ISSN: 2013-4428
    • Place of publication:  Barcelona , Spain
    • Year: 2011
    • Month: June
    • Nº: 33

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    April 2011: “The Telegraph” reports from Washington that senior aides to President Barack Obama lavish praise on Al-Jazeera television, readily confess that during the Egypt uprising Al-Jazeera English was basically all they watched to try to make sense of what was going on, and let it be known that the President was one of those glued to the screen.
     
    Four weeks before, on Capitol Hill, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, addressing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had gone even further, delivering what sounded like an advert for Al-Jazeera: “Viewership of Al-Jazeera is going up in the United States because it’s real news”, she said. “You may not agree with it, but you feel like you’re getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads and the kind of stuff that we do on our news”.