Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Alternative Media: Free Speech TV, Al Jazeera

[Wars often begin and continue because each country seals itself off from the "enemy's" perspectives and humanity.]
Free Speech TV Broadcasting Live Coverage from Al Jazeera English
PRESS RELEASE Feb. 8, 2011
For Immediate Release   Contact: Giselle Diaz Campagna
Denver, February 8, 2011 -- Independent media broadcasting pioneer Free Speech TV is pleased to announce that it will be carrying live, breaking news coverage from Al Jazeera English, the channel that has been widely praised for its extensive coverage of the unrest in Egypt.
"Free Speech TV is proud to provide millions of US households with groundbreaking live reports from one of the most acclaimed international news sources. Our network remains now, more than ever, committed to shedding light on issues blacked out and ignored by corporate media. In the past few days, we've witnessed attacks on journalists, civil rights advocates and peaceful demonstrators. Free Speech TV is proud to provide a nation-wide platform for Al Jazeera's riveting coverage of these events", said Free Speech TV's Executive Director, Don Rojas.
Al Jazeera English live coverage of the unrest in Egypt is now available on Free Speech TV DIRECTV channel 348, DISH Network channel 9415 (3:30pm - 7pm, 10pm - Midnight, and 3am - 8am EST) and streaming online at Upon completion of this special live coverage programming initiative, Free Speech TV will continue to air weekly Al Jazeera English programming as follows:
"Al Jazeera English DC News": 6:00pm ET - Monday through Sunday.
"Riz Khan Show": 3:30pm (premiere), 8:30pm, and 1:30am, and 9:30am ET - Monday through Friday.
"Fault Lines": 10:00am, 10:00pm ET Fridays, 11:00pm ET Sundays

About Free Speech TV

Launched in 1995, Free Speech TV is an independent, publicly-supported, non-profit TV multi-platform digital media pioneer. Using both television and the Internet, Free Speech TV inspires viewers to become civically engaged to build a more just, equitable, and sustainable society. Free Speech TV is owned and operated by Public Communicators, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization, founded in 1974. Free Speech TV reaches 35 million U.S. homes, broadcasting fulltime on DISH Network channel 9415, DIRECTV channel 348, part-time on 200 US community cable affiliate stations, and online at

For More Information Contact:
Giselle Diaz Campagna
Development and Marketing Director,
+1 303 442 8445 x124

About Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera English is the first English language world news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Launched in November 2006, Al Jazeera English seeks to present every side and every angle to its stories and act as a bridge between cultures. With unique access, making it the channel of reference for Middle East events, and 65 bureaus strategically placed around the world, Al Jazeera English provides independent and impartial news for a global audience, giving voice to different perspectives from under-reported regions around the world.

Al Jazeera English is available in more than 100 countries to more than 220 million households worldwide. The channel was awarded "Best 24 Hour News Programme" at the 48th and 50th Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival and has received awards from the Royal Television Society, Amnesty International and YouTube. The channel has also received a total of six International Emmy nominations in the News, Documentary and Current Affairs categories.

Al Jazeera started out more than thirteen years ago as the first independent Arabic news channel in the world dedicated to providing comprehensive television news and live debate for the Arab world. Al Jazeera was formally named the Al Jazeera Network in March 2006, transforming its operation into an international media corporation - the Al Jazeera Network now consists of the flagship Al Jazeera Arabic channel, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Documentary, Al Jazeera Sport, Al (the English and Arabic web sites), the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center, the Al Jazeera Center for Studies, Al Jazeera Mubasher (Live), and Al Jazeera Mobile.
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