Al Jazeera makeover

The Aaardvark has in interesting post on recent changes in the programming and style of Al Jazeera. I had noticed the long overdue stylistic makeover (Al Jazeera for a long time looked a bit like an Eastern European channel from the 1980s), especially with the competition from Al Arabiya (which still has the best graphics and jingles of any news channel I watch in any language.) But he also has more on the content -- as I don't watch much TV this is rather enlightening.

Now, if only the Aardvark could point to the schedule of these shows so that I could catch some of them...
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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.