AJE's Unparallel Coverage of the Unrest in Egypt to reach 35 million additional U.S. Homes.
DENVER, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Independent media broadcasting pioneer, Free Speech TV is pleased to announce that they 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.
Millions of pro-Democratic Egyptians have bravely gathered in Tahrir Square and other parts of the country to demand a new government, amidst attacks by the current regime. Free Speech TV invites viewers from around the world to tune into Al Jazeera English for an independent and unfiltered view of this historic uprising.
"Free Speech TV is proud to provide millions of U.S. 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.
"We are vey pleased to work with Free Speech TV to bring Al Jazeera English's acclaimed news content to an even wider audience in the United States," said Al Anstey, Managing Director of Al Jazeera English. "Al Jazeera has been leading the way in coverage of the situations in Tunisia and Egypt, providing unmatched reporting and putting these complex situations into context for viewers around the world. There has been a strong outcry from the American public to have access to AJE, and we applaud FSTV for making our groundbreaking reporting available to their extensive audiences throughout the country."
Al Jazeera English live coverage of the unrest in Egypt is now available on Free Speech TV DIRECTV channel 348, DISH Network channel 9415 (3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., 10 p.m. - Midnight, and 3 a.m. - 8 a.m. EST) and streaming online at www.freespeech.org. 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: 6:00 p.m. ET - Monday through Sunday.
Riz Khan Show: 3:30 p.m. (premiere), 8:30 p.m., and 1:30 a.m., and 9:30 a.m. ET - Monday through Friday.
Fault Lines: 10:00 a.m., 10:00 p.m. ET Fridays, 11:00 p.m. 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 www.freespeech.org.
For More Information Contact: Giselle Diaz Campagna
Development and Marketing Director
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 Jazeera.net (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.
Visit www.aljazeera.net/english for more details.
For More Information Contact: Molly Conroy
Communications and International Relations
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