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Meet the Al Jazeera Correspondents Who Are Putting American Coverage Of The Egypt Crisis To Shame | CommonDreams.org

Meet the Al Jazeera Correspondents Who Are Putting American Coverage Of The Egypt Crisis To Shame | CommonDreams.org: "The Arabic news channel Al Jazeera is owning the coverage of the unprecedented uprising happening right now in Egypt.

Owning.

Amazingly if you're in the United States you can probably see Al Jazeera English online.

Twitter has been full the last day or so of people sending links to various live streams and apps that allow you to do just that.

As reported in the NY Times yesterday, Al Jazeera's coverage over the last 15 years has helped to build a narrative regarding about everyday Arab suffering.

After some initial slow reporting, which resulted in rumors that the emir of Qatar and Al Jazeera founder, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak struck a deal not to report on the protests Al Jazeera kicked into action and 'was reporting from the streets in Cairo in its usual manic style.'

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What is happening in Egypt is not our business – Telegraph Blogs

What is happening in Egypt is not our business – Telegraph Blogs: "The United States, Britain and our allies have an atrocious record in the Middle East. We have consistently given our support to a series of despotic, murdering, torturing regimes including Egypt, Tunisia and, for a long time, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. These eruptions in the Middle East present a moral challenge to Western governments. There is no question that we will feel very tempted to try and control events and maintain regimes which, however morally loathsome, are seen as sympathetic to the West.

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