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Al Jazeera (English) Covers Egypt

If you are in the USA, the best coverage I have been able to find has been on Al Jazeera live. They have English language coverage. Unlike Egypt, which has closed down all access to the internet, you can stream Al Jazeera live by clicking on the blue type below.

Al Jazeera English – Live

Their coverage is – from what I can tell – fair and balanced.

It’s in the mid 70’s Fahrenheit, in Cairo in the daytime, getting down to the 50’s – 60’s at night – perfect weather for a protest. Looks like Paris in the late 60’s.

January 28, 2011 - Posted by | Africa, Bureaucracy, Communication, Community, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Law and Order, Leadership, Living Conditions, Tunisia, Weather |


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  2. You can watch Jazeera Arabic (“Mubashir” – “Live”) online, too: For those who don’t speak Arabic, it might not be quite as informative as AJE, but the broadcasting seems closer than AJE’s. (The channel is generally showing a split screen, with recorded footage on the left and live footage on the right.)

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | January 30, 2011 | Reply

  3. Thank you Little Diamond. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 30, 2011 | Reply

  4. Al Jazeera is kicked out of Egypt now
    Al Jazeera is kicked out of Kuwait
    Al Jazeera is banned from Morocco
    Al Jazeera was blocked from broadcasting into the USA during the Iraq war 2003

    among other bans current and in the past
    It must be record

    Comment by daggero | January 30, 2011 | Reply

  5. That’s a proud record!

    In today’s world, where even the lowliest can take photos and blog, it’s hard to keep a good story out of the news.

    I wonder, is Al Jazeers still banned in Kuwait?
    I don’t have it on my cable, and what I am streaming right now does not appear to be live, but they do seem to be talking to people on their phones.

    We are living in interesting times, my friend.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 31, 2011 | Reply

  6. Al Jazeera’s office still closed in Kuwait.

    In case of Egypt , i think it is payback time ,because Qatar the owners of the network have declared that the Egyptian president Hossni Mubarak was involved in a counter coup against the current Qatari Amir .

    Still Al Jazeera provides the better coverage out of all stations . You should see some of the Egyptian Government or associated channels and how they still maintain the old adage ” Kuloo tamam ya afandem ,Its all OK sir” policy .

    I hope it all turns out well .

    Comment by daggero | January 31, 2011 | Reply

  7. Sometimes Al Jazeera oversteps in Qatar, too, publicizing human rights violations, for example, human trafficking or things that show Qatar in a less than shining light. They take risks. My feeling is that if you don’t take those risks, you are probably not telling the complete story. What do you think?

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 1, 2011 | Reply

  8. whether we like it or not Al Jazeera seems the number one channel you turn too to watch events unfold ,with Al Arabia channel a second choice this time (Egypt crisis).
    GCC countries boycott any product that advertise on AlJazeera like one time it was BMW and time it was Toyota in order to dry up the advertising revenues ,that’s why you only see Qatari Products on AlJazeera .I do believe when it comes to their home base Qatar they don’t dare to criticize the political system on the poor pretext of non interfering in the internal affairs of the country.So we can take their journalistic integrity with a ton of salt ,but still their provide the best coverage .

    Comment by daggero | February 1, 2011 | Reply

  9. I agree; they seem to provide excellent coverage. I also watch BBC when I can, and CNN, and have heard some great analysis and interviews on NPR, our National Public Radio.

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 2, 2011 | Reply

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