posted by Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver
Global state-funded television news channels like Al Jazeera, China’s CCTV and RT (formerly Russia Today) have proliferated in recent years — and now they’re expanding, with a host of new services that tailor the news to local interests.
Al Jazeera, for example, has hired close to 200 people for an all-Turkish channel. RT now offers Spanish-language reports. And at CCTV, programs that debuted early this year include “Biz Asia America,” a daily business show targeted at the U.S., and “Americas Now,” a weekly newsmagazine for Latin America.
But one of the busiest new markets for the global...
posted by Celeste Owen-Jones
Pakistani journalist and author Ahmed Rashid has covered conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan for more than 30 years. He describes Pakistan’s media today and the severe dangers that the country’s journalists face in reporting the news.
Produced for Columbia News Tonight.
Céleste Owen-Jones is a student at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She can be reached on Twitter (@CelesteOJ).