Saturday, March 25, 2006

Al-jazeera International Delayed?

According to a report in Pakistan's Dawn newspaper March 23, and quoted by other media, the launch of Al-jazeera International is delayed to later this year, the channel's director general Wadah Khanfar is quoted as saying. Nigel Parsons also speaking on behalf of the channel emphasized the delays were for "technical installations to be completed"

"We might still be launching it in the spring. We don't know yet," he said.

Al Jazeera International is due to transmit from four regional broadcast centres in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington with 250 journalists based in 30 countries.

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