November 29, 2006

Aljazeera Watching...
After 6 weeks I've finally got cable again! Granted I don't understand most of the stations, but it's nice to watch some Chinese or Pakistani music videos from time to time. My satellite television feed includes 10 Hindi channels, 10 Arabic channels (though the Sudanese and Khyber feeds don't seem to work), and 15 Chinese channels. For some reason I can't get either French or English CCTV, though I do get Bloomberg's 24 hour stock market channel. My English language channels are limited to Pakistani MTV, a Singaporean station, NOW TV, and Aljazeera's English "Living Asia".
I must admit that Aljazeera's new English language channel is shaping up well, and I'm sure it'll provide some interesting TV watching in the months to come. The focus is of course on the Middle East and Asia, but they cover world events too. This afternoon I watched a few spots -one about freedom (or lack thereof) of press in Morocco, another about the overuse of photos of children in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and another about the Pope's current visit to Turkey. From the little I've seen, it seems quite open and shows both sides of any story. I'll have to keep watching to see if it stays that way.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

anything from the BBC?

Stephen said...

No BBC on the tele, but I get it on the internet (now that the internet is working again).

tim said...

and I thought I was the only person watching AJ-english. always good to see what others think and how their points of view are formed.

democracynow.org
projectcensored.org
innworldreport.net

Those 3 keep me thinking.

Good music on the other post. Is there any hard rock or Chinese version of Linkin Park?

Stephen said...

No real hard rock that I've heard of. Some lighter rock, which I'll post. The most popular music is the love ballad type song.
The most popular English groups without a doubt are Backstreet Boys and Westlife.