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BFGArmy Channel Channel Islands
Indeed the range of countries they cover and the quality of 95% of their output is far superior to the other main channels out there - in my mind they’re the closest thing these days to early 2000s BBC World.
Their weak point is very much covering their home patch of Qatar but other than that they’re excellent.
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Inspector Sands

Their weak point is very much covering their home patch of Qatar but other than that they’re excellent.

Though I think that's a recent thing, Qatar wasn't really news-worthy until the last few years
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Roger Darthwell London London
in my mind they’re the closest thing these days to early 2000s BBC World.

Indeed some of BBC World's personalities in the early 2000s are now working for Al Jazeera English like Martine Dennis, Darren Jordon, Adrian Finighan and Everton Fox (weather presenter)
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Inspector Sands
in my mind they’re the closest thing these days to early 2000s BBC World.

Indeed some of BBC World's personalities in the early 2000s are now working for Al Jazeera English like Martine Dennis, Darren Jordon, Adrian Finighan and Everton Fox (weather presenter)

Everton Fox.... the only person named after two types of mints

When it launched AJE was staffed by a lot of people from British TV in particular ITN, Sky, AP and to a lesser extent the BBC. There was a bit of an exodus in the mid 2000's when they were recruiting, a lot attracted by good financial incentives given for working in Doha
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
in my mind they’re the closest thing these days to early 2000s BBC World.

Indeed some of BBC World's personalities in the early 2000s are now working for Al Jazeera English like Martine Dennis, Darren Jordon, Adrian Finighan and Everton Fox (weather presenter)

Everton Fox.... the only person named after two types of mints

When it launched AJE was staffed by a lot of people from British TV in particular ITN, Sky, AP and to a lesser extent the BBC. There was a bit of an exodus in the mid 2000's when they were recruiting, a lot attracted by good financial incentives given for working in Doha


That was just the tip of the iceberg ! The station was full of ex BBC off screen staff too. If you sat in the station's cafe and closed your eyes, you could well have been in London W1 1AA (on a hot summers day !)
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AaronLancs Granada North West Today
Also don't forget the original Aljazeera Arabic was full of the displaced ex-BBC Arabic (Original Recipe 1996 era) staff to boot, due to the station closing down.

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Catman_67 Arabic
Apparently, Richelle Carey has already returned to host the new season of UpFront from Washington, taking over from Mehdi Hasan who is now hosting his own show at Peacock TV.

https://network.aljazeera.net/pressroom/richelle-carey-host-next-season-upfront-al-jazeera
Press release dates to 20 October.
Narf.
BFGArmy, Charles and KT4YU gave kudos

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callumash Granada North West Today
News Theme
https://youtu.be/_YGPHhPGHEw

Newshour theme
https://youtu.be/S04Tq845oC4
KT4YU, HarryB and Jory gave kudos
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JamesWorldNews Central World News
^ Utterly stunning! Great transparent renditions of both themes. Love them both.
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CallumF Central Reporting Scotland
Al Jazeera to launch rightwing media platform targeting US conservatives

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/feb/23/al-jazeera-rightwing-media-platform-conservatives-rightly

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