Al-Jazeera

Did Yemen’s intelligence service collude with Al Qaeda?

4 June 2015 17:53

Al Qaeda terrorists have never had good press. For sound reasons they are always represented as evil, nihilistic, faceless murderers.…

If Al Jazeera English was truly fearless it would use the term ‘Islamist’

3 February 2015 11:58

Next year Al Jazeera English (AJE) will celebrate its 10th anniversary.  It was launched to great fanfare in 2006 luring…

I don’t want to live under Islamic blasphemy law. That doesn’t make me racist

24 January 2015 14:40

I have spent most of the last fortnight debating Islam and blasphemy and wanted to take the opportunity to put…

Let’s talk about Qatar

26 January 2012 17:13

The rise of Qatar has been one of the most remarkable developments in the recent history of the Middle East.…

Right to reply: How we beat the Beeb

22 October 2011 10:25

A slight change to the normal rules of engagement for this latest post in our‘Right to reply’ series. Whereas these…

The World Service versus al-Jazeera

20 May 2011 14:15

Yesterday’s debate on the future of the World Service was an unqualified success for its convener, Richard Ottaway. His motion…

Al-Jazeera is not a new BBC World Service

2 February 2011 18:04

Egypt has made al-Jazeera English. The Qatari satellite channel has been the “go-to” channel; it has had more reporters on…