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Crisis in The Jazeera English after two year and a half in antenna
The desertions of group, the displeasure in their four offices in the planet and the lack of direction have ended at the exit of two key figures in last the two weeks

Steve Clark, director of the news of the channel, and David Marash, the presenter stars in Washington, have left the boat of The Yazeera before it loses the course.

Some members of the group of the chain have described to Clark like “a key piece of the launching”. On the other hand, Marash reached the fame like presenter previemente nocturne of the North American chain ABC.

In the last two months, more than 15 employees have given of side the chain. From contractual disputes to budgetary pressures they have motivated the losses, on which it flies over the shade of a possible relaunching of the chain at the end of this year.

For some means, the own launching of the chain loaded enough of controversy. The channel, that was created originally by the Emir of Qatar in 1996, changed in the last of name moment. Its name, happened to be To the Jazeera English instead of The Jazeera International in a surprising change of decision, due to the “panic of the last minute”, according to is counted to “The Guardian” an employee of the channel.

Another one of the discord factors is in the intention of the Arab sector of the network of The Jazeera English to exert a greater control on the chain for increasing its ideological and religious vision, although at the moment the majority of the journalists is western.

When it was born in November of 2006, the channel of The Jazeera in English had all the tricks to be elevated like one of the most attractive bets of mass media at world-wide level. Nevertheless, although it counts on a potential hearing of more than 100 million homes in 60 countries, still does not comprise of no of the supplies of cable of the North American operators.


Abierto chain in these satellites

Eutelsat Hot IBRD (13º This): To the Jazeera English in 11.034-V MHz (MR. 27500, FEC 3/4)

Astra (19,2º This): To the Jazeera English in 11.508-V MHz (MR. 22000, FEC 5/6)

Hispasat 1C (30º the West): To the Jazeera English in 12.092-V MHz (MR. 27500, FEC 3/4)

Image of The Jazeera English


(01/04/08)







 
           
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