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Al Jazeera English | Refresh 2020

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Independent World News
Martine Dennis and Richelle Carey are the only two I know of leaving. Did I miss some others? I didn’t notice any other absences to be honest, apart from those stranded outside of Qatar due to a border closure.

Going through the previous pages Hazim Sika left less than a year ago. So at least three in less than a year. I suppose that's not unusual.
JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
Martine Dennis and Richelle Carey are the only two I know of leaving. Did I miss some others? I didn’t notice any other absences to be honest, apart from those stranded outside of Qatar due to a border closure.

Going through the previous pages Hazim Sika left less than a year ago. So at least three in less than a year. I suppose that's not unusual.


Actually 4 if you include Stan Grant. But he was only there for a matter of weeks anyway.
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JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
(An aside) ^ Stan Grant is live in the studio on ABC right now, labeled as their “Global Analyst”.


And, for those Darren Jordon fans who were asking a few pages back, he’s on AJE from Doha right now.
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Affi_85 Central (West) Midlands Today
Question. Apologies if already covered in earlier threads. Do AJE broadcast and programmes from Washington at all now, such as news hour etc? Or is all just done from London and Doha these days.
IN
Independent World News
Question. Apologies if already covered in earlier threads. Do AJE broadcast and programmes from Washington at all now, such as news hour etc? Or is all just done from London and Doha these days.

News bulletins originate from London and Doha. Washington only produces a few non-bulletins like The Stream and The Bottom Line.
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Charles World News
I don't remember exactly when daily live newscasts from Washington stopped, but I believe it was in 2013 a few months before AJAM started. Shihab Rattansi, Ghida Fakhry, Kimberly Halkett, and Anand Naidoo were the anchors toward the end. Riz Khan was also daily, though his show was somewhat indirectly replaced by The Stream.

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lukenews World News
SONIC LENS, the creative agency that designed Al Jazeera English's new sonic brand won "Best Original Composition in Branding" in the 2020 Music + Sound Awards (http://www.masawards.com/2020-composition-finalists).

As per the award page, the composers were: Marco Vitali, Michael Ballou, Wayne Sharpe, Asuka Ito, Miguel Sierra + Nicholas O'Toole

This case study summarizes how "music intelligence" was used to create a comprehensive sonic strategy for Aljazeera English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdFE6GtpmTY (Also duplicated at: https://www.soniclensagency.com/we-create and https://vimeo.com/438864001)

See also related press release: https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/20/07/n16825583/sonic-lens-agency-wins-top-prizes-at-music-sound-awards-2020-turning-music-and-sound-into-powerful
Specialising in news theme music. Repository of New Zealand theme music
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Charles World News
This may seem arbitrary, but I really loved this series of promos for Inside Story that ran ~10 years ago, and I wish I knew where the music was from. Very powerful.

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rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
This may seem arbitrary, but I really loved this series of promos for Inside Story that ran ~10 years ago, and I wish I knew where the music was from. Very powerful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBlkqMhgoxA


It's called Simplycomplicated by The Happy Vanishing:

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Charles World News
rob posted:
It's called Simplycomplicated by The Happy Vanishing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjgNiUpRvmY


That also came up for me on Shazam, but if you listen to it, that's not it. It has to be some sort of production music.
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Emily Moore Granada North West Today
SONIC LENS, the creative agency that designed Al Jazeera English's new sonic brand won "Best Original Composition in Branding" in the 2020 Music + Sound Awards (http://www.masawards.com/2020-composition-finalists).

As per the award page, the composers were: Marco Vitali, Michael Ballou, Wayne Sharpe, Asuka Ito, Miguel Sierra + Nicholas O'Toole

This case study summarizes how "music intelligence" was used to create a comprehensive sonic strategy for Aljazeera English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdFE6GtpmTY (Also duplicated at: https://www.soniclensagency.com/we-create and https://vimeo.com/438864001)

See also related press release: https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/20/07/n16825583/sonic-lens-agency-wins-top-prizes-at-music-sound-awards-2020-turning-music-and-sound-into-powerful


"Voice of the People"? Really? It's nice music, but it's the mouthpiece of a Gulf regime.
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Inspector Sands

"Voice of the People"? Really? It's nice music, but it's the mouthpiece of a Gulf regime.

It's hardly a 'mouthpiece' it's owned by the royal family but its editorially independent. That was why it became such a huge success originally, I for many countries it was the first independent news source.

Of course there will be some Qatari angle to some of the Middle Eastern coverage, more so on the original Arabic, but it's not just spouting Qatari foreign policy.

The editorial angle of the English version (possibly the others too) has always been covering stories from the perspective of people. The first part of their mission statement is to give a 'voice to the voiceless':
https://network.aljazeera.net/about-us/our-values

They certainly do cover stories and feature people that never get a look in on other channels, their coverage of South America and Africa is particularly good. Their pieces during past US elections too have been far more 'on the ground' with the voters than other channels

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