Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Real Al Jazeera and Ahmadinejad on the Web

Having heard a lot about Al Jazeera's supposed anti-Western and pro-Al Qaida bent, imagine my surprise when I found out the names of the people behind the network. According to the Daily Nation, Al Jazeera's Managing Director is a Mr. Nigel Parsons and the Director of News is a Mr. Steve Clark. One of their bureau chiefs is called Andrew Simons. Hardly the sort of names one would associate with radical Islam!

By the way, the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has his own personal blog (Hat Tip: Abdurahman Warsame). You can find it here.

1 comment:

Abdurahman Warsame said...

Well said, most people who accuse Aljazeera have never watched it, they just read/heard somwhere because so far it's so far in Arabic only.

Within the next few months, the Aljazeera International will start broadcasting in English and it will have some of the most respected names in the industry (i.e. David Frost and Rageh Omar).