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Al-Jazeera launches English language website

By fhotg in News
Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 10:53:10 AM EST
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Monday, March 24th, Al-Jazeera, the first idependent Arabic satellite channel launched its English language web site.


Al-Jazeera, based in Doha, Qatar, broadcasts since November 1996 in Arabic language. It is by now among the leading channels in the Arabic World and claims a yearly viewership of 35 million.

This first independent Arabic news- and information channel entered western living rooms with coverage of the invasion of Afghanistan as the only source which was able to provide footage from Taliban held areas.

Often called the "Arabic CNN", Al-Jazeera has access to material which is out of reach for Western stations. The sometimes controversial airings of material that some would like to have censored, like the "Bin Laden tapes" or recent pictures from captured US - soldiers, make Al-Jazeera an indispensible source for the average news junkie, particularly these day.

The web site's managing editor is a former BBC journalist who promises Western-style standards of journalism.

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Al-Jazeera launches English language website | 67 comments (65 topical, 2 editorial, 0 hidden)
Not that I can get to it at the moment. (4.00 / 8) (#1)
by Canthros on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 08:41:11 AM EST

Is the site overloaded, or is this just the result of someone blocking it between here and there?

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RyoCokey
acessibility (none / 0) (#3)
by fhotg on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 08:44:40 AM EST

From here it took a while to load, but worked out eventually. I now notice that lots of links on their homepage link to no-text. Hopefully they are going to fill it up soon.

[ Parent ]
My theory is (4.80 / 5) (#14)
by Rogerborg on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 09:29:02 AM EST

That rusty has made some money for the CMF by selling on the old K5 hardware and scoop code.

"Exterminate all rational thought." - W.S. Burroughs
[ Parent ]

Bubba's become a terrorist?! (4.00 / 4) (#15)
by Canthros on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 09:36:39 AM EST

The shame!

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It's now obvious you are either A) Gay or B) Female, or possibly both.
RyoCokey
[ Parent ]
looks like DNS DoS too (5.00 / 1) (#52)
by arbofnot on Wed Mar 26, 2003 at 12:16:26 PM EST

Over the weekend, www.al-jazeera.com resolved.  Now it does not.  Al-jazeera.com is 63.175.196.217, same IP as al-jazeera.net.  Aljazeera.com and aljazeera.net do not resolve.  The names with "www" and "english" no longer resolve.  Their DNS servers are unreachable.  Pings to 63.175.196.217 fail also.  The failure is in or near Sprintlink.net, but pings to the nearest working router succeed with good time (approx 35 ms).

So this is all very suspicious.  What happened to "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."?

[ Parent ]

First Slashdot, now Al the J (none / 0) (#55)
by unitron on Wed Mar 26, 2003 at 02:12:17 PM EST

So is there a better chance of failure for Earthlink customers than others?

[ Parent ]
Arabic CNN (4.28 / 7) (#2)
by 8 out of 10 doctors on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 08:44:06 AM EST

I'm not so sure that Western-style standards of journalism is a selling point.

I think it fits (5.00 / 1) (#4)
by fhotg on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 08:46:33 AM EST

as they seem to focus on that sensationalist war stuff too. But with better quality. Some also call it Arabic BBC.

[ Parent ]
The site just has headlines, no real content (3.50 / 2) (#5)
by HidingMyName on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 08:48:44 AM EST

This story might belong as an MLP instead of news (it is hard to say what the right choice is).

Apparently at this time, headlines are posted but no stories (unless my browser cannot properly render them). I'd like to read the stories (although the headlines look like they are controversial from the U.S. point of view).

Your browser lacks discipline! (none / 0) (#9)
by emad on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 09:07:43 AM EST

Its not rendering the story.

[ Parent ]
Gobsmacked that they recommend (4.75 / 4) (#22)
by Rogerborg on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 10:24:44 AM EST

Infidel Exploder 5.5.  I'd have thought some version of gAllaheon would be preferred.

"Exterminate all rational thought." - W.S. Burroughs
[ Parent ]

Bookmark it and come back then (none / 0) (#10)
by Rogerborg on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 09:08:01 AM EST

It should be fascinating to see it grow.  I know it's early days, but it's showing early promise with some nicely sardonic headlines.

"Exterminate all rational thought." - W.S. Burroughs
[ Parent ]

its an Arab-MS conspiracy against freedom (none / 0) (#23)
by elias on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 10:25:17 AM EST

Their sites are kinda overloaded plus the text of the stories only seems to render in Internet Explorer. Open source geeks are probably ddos'ing the site because of the obvious Arab-MS conspiracy that is going on over there.

[ Parent ]
IF YOU VISIT THIS WEB SITE... (2.46 / 15) (#6)
by CmderTaco on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 08:59:21 AM EST

THEN YOU MUST BE A TERRORIST. WHY ELSE WOULD YOU WANT INFORMATION ON AL-JAZEERA?
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Writing tips? (4.28 / 7) (#12)
by Rogerborg on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 09:10:28 AM EST

How to use both upper and lower case, for example. ;-P

"Exterminate all rational thought." - W.S. Burroughs
[ Parent ]

/me spews coffee (none / 0) (#13)
by minusp on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 09:16:56 AM EST


Remember, regime change begins at home.
[ Parent ]
hehe... (none / 0) (#20)
by CmderTaco on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 10:05:34 AM EST

If I weren't being punished for being an evil moderator... I'd give you a 5... Maybe I'll log into another account to give you a 5.
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[ Parent ]
Terrorist, me? (none / 0) (#56)
by unitron on Wed Mar 26, 2003 at 02:15:58 PM EST

Honest Mr. Ashcroft, I was just looking for Al Jarreau CDs.

[ Parent ]
Thanks for the link (4.66 / 12) (#8)
by Rogerborg on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 09:06:07 AM EST

I was wondering only yesterday why they didn't have foreign (e.g. English) language versions.  If I hadn't read this, I wouldn't have tried again for quite some time.

Of course, it's all damn propaganda, but at least it's a different set of damn propaganda.  I like hearing the lies from both sides.

It's worth it for the "US remembers Geneva Convention" line if for nothing else.

Regarding the site's speed, can I be the first to put forward the theory of a US "infowar" DoS attack?  That's probably far more interesting than the truth, but it has a certain tin foil hat appeal to it.

"Exterminate all rational thought." - W.S. Burroughs

try www.arabnews.net (5.00 / 2) (#25)
by elias on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 10:38:14 AM EST

arabnews.net has some Arab centric news sources.
The currently unavailable arabnews.com [cached] has some rather nice progaganda and a decent daily cartoon.

[ Parent ]
I can't wait for their take on the big news (4.00 / 1) (#16)
by Rogerborg on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 09:39:40 AM EST

The dress down/dress up connundrum at the imperialist infidel Oscar ceremony.

We did say Western style standards, right?

"Exterminate all rational thought." - W.S. Burroughs

I guess you missed... (5.00 / 2) (#28)
by fraise on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 10:57:58 AM EST

the debate they once had between a Taliban leader and an Egyptian (IIRC) feminist.

See, my neighbors are Tunisian and watch Al Jazeera in the afternoon. This particular show was run about three years ago, and I can still remember how loud the screaming match was.

[ Parent ]
Quite useful (5.00 / 10) (#17)
by Sikpup on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 09:47:05 AM EST

I see a few complaints about them being a propaganda outfit.

The vast majority of all news coverage of events in the middle east by US journalists is garbage.  I have been places where some "major incident" has occurred, and can tell you that nothing or very little actually happened.  

For example, while I was in Cairo, allegedly a huge bus bomb exploded outside the museum (forgot its name).  There was a big write-up by AP etc about this major event.  In fact it was minor, no damage, no injuries etc.  The only truth in the AP story was that it was a terrorist act - and not an anti-western act but an anti-government act.

US media is overly dependant on hype and BS.  True journalism and journalistic integrety is rare.  This is wonderful to have another source for information written by people who may be biased, but at least have a clue what they are writing about.  And actually Al-Jezeera has a reputation of fair reporting - its just that the western world doesn't like what they say.  So western media flings mud and hope enough sticks to discredit them.


fair and balanced (3.33 / 3) (#31)
by karb on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 01:39:11 PM EST

And actually Al-Jezeera has a reputation of fair reporting - its just that the western world doesn't like what they say.

Umm, yeah. About that. Here's some of today's headlines :

"US remembers Geneva Convention"

"Hunger turns Iraqi civilians against US 'saviours'"

"US 'precision' bomb destroys civilian bus"

However, the title of the page says "objective and balanced global news coverage and analysis." I guess I've been proved wrong.

I don't think al-jezeera is a propaganda outfit anymore than cnn or fox news is. They will probably never ever lie. Any purely incorrect information they provide can usually be atrributed to hanlon's razor. However, they will selectively report, put subtle (or not so subtle) spin in stories, allow news reports to be unbalanced, and basically leave out facts their readers/viewers don't want to hear.

It's only a little about idealogy. It's mostly about money. Even american-owned businesses overseas pull no punches in criticizing america if it helps the bottom line.
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[ Parent ]

"US Remembers Geneva Convention" (5.00 / 3) (#38)
by fencepost on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 05:04:30 PM EST

Actually, their Washington person did a pretty good job of cutting Aaron Brown (on CNN) down to size a day or two ago.

Brown started going off on Al Jazeera broadcasting the American POW video, and the guy pointed out that they broadcast it 2-3 times, then pulled it at the request of the Pentagon until families could be notified. Half an hour after they pulled it, it was showing up on English-language satellite news channels.

He also pointed out the hypocrisy - how many Iraqi POWs have shown up on CNN? When Brown responded that he was pretty sure Iraqi families weren't seeing family members on CNN, the basic response (truncated at the end of the program) was that it was even less likely that US families were seeing family members on Al Jazeera broadcasts.

Basically, the headline is a little Onion-ish, but overall accurate.

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There was one woman in the US who did. (none / 0) (#43)
by TheOnlyCoolTim on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 07:18:03 PM EST

She was Filipino and had Filipino TV beamed in. She was watching some Filipino news and they rebroadcast the video, and she saw that her son was captured before any US official told her anything.

Tim
"We are trapped in the belly of this horrible machine, and the machine is bleeding to death."
[ Parent ]

Aaron Brown is an idiot. nt. (none / 0) (#65)
by trane on Thu Mar 27, 2003 at 12:14:43 PM EST



[ Parent ]
There is only one true source of information (1.53 / 13) (#18)
by psychologist on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 09:47:32 AM EST

Right here

For a given value of "true" (n/t) (3.00 / 2) (#19)
by BadDoggie on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 09:58:55 AM EST


woof.

"The line between genius and stupidity is very fine indeed, but you're so far away from the line that it doesn't matter." -- Parent ]

goddamiit (1.80 / 5) (#29)
by billt on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 12:54:24 PM EST

stop pimping your stupid fucking website you putrified fuckstain. that's it i'm calling your mom.

[ Parent ]
what's your problem with psychologist? (none / 0) (#37)
by lemming prophet on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 03:40:04 PM EST

it's a more interesting read than the fiction you get through your official media channels...
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[ Parent ]
psychologist rapes penguins (3.00 / 2) (#42)
by Tux on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 06:34:14 PM EST

As I penguin I will fight anyone who rapes penguins.

I think trolls and goatse are a fresh outlet for news and lively debate, too.
-An AC in response to the idea that slashdot is a fresh outlet for pertinent news and lively debate
[ Parent ]

Hell yes! I prefer... (none / 0) (#67)
by jeremyn on Fri Mar 28, 2003 at 05:19:23 AM EST

Psychologists fiction, and the fiction of all the other peacenik dumbasses. Because its so funny. And thats all there is to it.

[ Parent ]
its been kurodotted (3.33 / 12) (#21)
by turmeric on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 10:15:52 AM EST

sad. also i want to know how kuro5hians justify this political 'fluff' shit when there are stunning new developments in the microsoft/open-source area. how can you just turn your heads from this and pretend it doesnt matter? endlessly blabbering about crap like war and politics? have you no understanding of what is important in life?

Yes, we do (4.50 / 4) (#24)
by Rogerborg on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 10:25:46 AM EST

But there hasn't been a new Natalie Portman film for ages.

"Exterminate all rational thought." - W.S. Burroughs
[ Parent ]

It's call kuroded (n/t) (none / 0) (#26)
by anno1602 on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 10:49:48 AM EST


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"Where you stand on an issue depends on where you sit." - Murphy
[ Parent ]
i prefer kru5hed (nt) (none / 0) (#61)
by circletimessquare on Thu Mar 27, 2003 at 07:18:57 AM EST



The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

[ Parent ]
Western-style standards of journalism? (4.00 / 3) (#27)
by daragh on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 10:56:34 AM EST

So you are saying we shouldn't believe a word of it ;)

No work.

It's under attack. (5.00 / 8) (#30)
by zipper on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 01:08:28 PM EST

Who needs the pentagon to censor the media when you have patriotic "hackers"?

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wow, the site is fast now (n/t) (none / 0) (#32)
by zephc on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 02:25:00 PM EST



[ Parent ]
i meant the english one (none / 0) (#33)
by zephc on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 02:33:33 PM EST

which is pretty devoid of content

the arabic one, while I got thru, is still getting pounded.  Plus my browser is having a fit with all the right-to-left arabic text =P

[ Parent ]

the site is still being taken down (5.00 / 1) (#41)
by elias on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 06:27:27 PM EST

free speech - but only if you are american :)

[ Parent ]
Network of Hate (1.76 / 13) (#34)
by StrifeZ on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 02:38:58 PM EST

Al Jazeera is Arabic CNN + delusional reporting. While they may have camera access, their reporting leaves a lot to be desired, and often borderlines on completely bogus. Then again, they are reporting to the Arab street that believes that Bush and Sharon are cackling like demons somewhere in the white house and that the US is a force of evil and Saddam a force of good.

As soon as the Arab Street starts actually trying to solve their problems rather than blaming some one else for them, then Al Jazeera could become worthy of comparison to CNN. Right now, all it is is another Arab hate network with a bigger dish. The Al Jazeera guy at the Centcom briefings is the funniest guy there. He asked 3 days ago whether this war was becoming a new Vietnam or something worse. Talk about a lot of lattitude in possible answers. The General told him squarely he wasnt falling in that trap though, and didnt take the reporter's bait.

The sooner US troops get into Baghdad so we can evict this channel, the better.


KITTENS@(_%&@%@_($&@(_$&^@$()&@%@+(&%
the site isn't up.... (4.00 / 1) (#39)
by Vellmont on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 05:09:35 PM EST

so I can't provide any direct evidence against your claims. But it's my understanding that people in the arab world understand that Saddam is an evil dictator, so it's hard for me to believe that Al Jazeera is making him out to be a force of good.

As to holding them up to the high standards of CNN... uh, well I think CNN is better than Fox news, but they certainly aren't the neutral news source they make themselves out to be.

[ Parent ]
You can evict this channel right now! (none / 0) (#40)
by 3x3eyes on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 05:27:26 PM EST

Why wait for the troops to get into Baghdad, Al-Jazeera is based in Doha, Qatar. If I am not mistaken, there are already tons of US troops there right now.

Al-Jazeera were also showing more than a few Palestinian that think Bush and Sharon are the bad guys. Maybe US troops should get into the West Bank and then we can finally evict this channel. I think the State of Isreal try this before, but not too successful so far.

[ Parent ]

Not going to happen. (2.00 / 1) (#44)
by BadmanX on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 08:45:26 PM EST

As soon as the Arab Street starts actually trying to solve their problems rather than blaming some one else for them, then Al Jazeera could become worthy of comparison to CNN.

It is not in the Arab/Muslim mindset to take responsibility for their own problems. They are the Children of Allah, so if anything bad happens to them it must be someone else's fault. It's the Israelis - the Israelis, huddled on their tiny strip of land, somehow manage to adversely affect the lot of the entire Muslim world. No, it's the Great Satan, the Americans - from 15,000 miles away they dictate that most of the people of the Middle East must go to bed hungry.

Until they wake up and realize that their problems stem from their own corrupt leaders and their own social systems, their problems will never be solved.

[ Parent ]

Clever... (5.00 / 3) (#46)
by TurboThy on Wed Mar 26, 2003 at 07:04:40 AM EST

The sooner US troops get into Baghdad so we can evict this channel, the better.
Try making sense. Al Jazeera is based in Qatar, staunch ally of the USKA.
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[ Parent ]
Its all about spin. (1.00 / 2) (#57)
by StrifeZ on Wed Mar 26, 2003 at 04:39:35 PM EST

Evict Al Jazeera reporting, I mean, so they can't spin every event the Arab direction. You know, american soldiers can do the most harmless thing in Iraq, and Euro/American journlists will report it one way, Asian news will report it a third way, and Al Jazeera will report it a way that will make it look like the equivalent of shooting a crowd of civilians.

By evicting Al JAzeera, I mean kicking their spin reporters out from a zone where its really easy to spin.


KITTENS@(_%&@%@_($&@(_$&^@$()&@%@+(&%
[ Parent ]
How rude! (none / 0) (#58)
by TurboThy on Wed Mar 26, 2003 at 05:11:44 PM EST

Euro/American journlists will report it one way...
Which, incidentally, is the way that gives it the most positive Western spin. Evict 'em, I say! Evict 'em!
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[ Parent ]
Al Jazeera emerged from the BBC (none / 0) (#48)
by EPSRCmonkey on Wed Mar 26, 2003 at 09:57:03 AM EST

Al Jazeera was set up by a group of ex-BBC journalists/producers when the world service arab desk was downsized.

Fuck the curiosity of Christopher Columbus
[ Parent ]
The Al Jazeera reporter asks... (none / 0) (#35)
by SPYvSPY on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 02:52:58 PM EST

...so, when did you stop beating the Islamic nation?
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By replying to this or any other comment in this thread, you assign an equal share of all worldwide copyright in such reply to each of the other readers of this site.

not representative (4.92 / 13) (#36)
by Sacrifice on Tue Mar 25, 2003 at 03:27:30 PM EST

Al-Hayat (http://english.daralhayat.com) is a major newspaper and is supposed to be a fair translation of the Arabic original.

The English Al-Jazeera site is doctored and censored to be more palatable to its audience.

So, if you want to read what "they" are reading, go with Al-Hayat. The site is up, too =)

Cool article (3.66 / 3) (#45)
by dash2 on Wed Mar 26, 2003 at 05:34:52 AM EST

I really like this:
http://english.daralhayat.com/column/26-03-2003/Article-20030326-29d4678a-c0a8-01fc-004e-194f0600c0c3/story.html

a pretty close summary of how I feel, and a balanced story. Could someone tell me who these "al-hayat" people are - I couldn't even figure out what country the newspaper is based in.
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[ Parent ]

Dar Al-Hayat (3.00 / 1) (#50)
by J'raxis on Wed Mar 26, 2003 at 11:07:41 AM EST

Whois records indicate Dar Al-Hayat is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

— The Raxis

[ J’raxis·Com | Liberty in your lifetime ]
[ Parent ]

cool indeed! (5.00 / 2) (#53)
by zephc on Wed Mar 26, 2003 at 12:40:32 PM EST

check out this one

--snip--
Salute to the people and army of Iraq.Salute to the people and army of Iraq without Saddam Hussein's regime.

These people are fighting today courageously to defend their dignity and that of their nation, and to defend their independence, not the regime of a criminal who made them poor anf [sic] hungry, and exposed them to all kinds of danger.
--snip--

Nice to see that other sources are backing the Iraqi people and not the regime.

[ Parent ]

Although (none / 0) (#54)
by zephc on Wed Mar 26, 2003 at 12:49:59 PM EST

I must add the beware-of-Zionist-plots stuff is a bit nutty, and that article reads like an op-ed not an actual news article, but it's unlabeled, so I'm not sure.  It's also kinda funny to see these muslim minds aligned (sort of) with Pat Buchannan et al. regarding zionist plots =P

[ Parent ]
Unfortunately... (4.00 / 1) (#60)
by rodgerd on Thu Mar 27, 2003 at 01:21:42 AM EST

...Richard Perle and some of his aquaintances actually manage to make the whole "Zionist plot" thing more credible than it ought to be.

[ Parent ]
Awesome link (none / 0) (#47)
by jubal3 on Wed Mar 26, 2003 at 07:23:15 AM EST

Thanks a lot!


***Never attribute to malice that which can be easily attributed to incompetence. -HB Owen***
[ Parent ]
Al Jazeera emerged from the BBC (5.00 / 1) (#49)
by EPSRCmonkey on Wed Mar 26, 2003 at 10:21:51 AM EST

Al Jazeera was set up by a group of ex-BBC journalists/producers when the world service Arab desk was downsized. The Saudi's pulled out of the joint venture because of criticism for the regime. http://www.msnbc.com/news/643471.asp

Fuck the curiosity of Christopher Columbus
It's not in English... (none / 0) (#51)
by graal on Wed Mar 26, 2003 at 11:41:14 AM EST

...but there are is a live TV feed from Saudi Arabia at saudiembassy.net. It's Realvideo.

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For Thou hast commanded, and so it is, that every
inordinate affection should be its own punishment.
-- St. Augustine (Confessions, i)

Still Down (NT) (5.00 / 1) (#59)
by OldCoder on Wed Mar 26, 2003 at 08:45:25 PM EST



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al-jazeera down? (4.00 / 1) (#62)
by circletimessquare on Thu Mar 27, 2003 at 07:29:15 AM EST

al-jazeera seems to be down

www.aljazeera.net and english.aljazeera.net are unreachable to me

anyone else have this experience?

i am on the eastern seaboard of the us

i have heard rumors about hax0rs waging war on the server

i have also heard that it is down due to the massive demand

but the paranoid schizophrenics amongst will of course shout "censorship!"

who knows? they could be right, considering the contentious nature of the pictures they have been showing, really anything is possible

consider this

any comments on whether you can reach/ can't reach al-jazeera and where you are geographically in the world would be much appreciated


The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

Hacked (none / 0) (#64)
by mstefan on Thu Mar 27, 2003 at 08:21:50 AM EST

The site seems to be up, at least if http://www.aljazeera.net and http://english.aljazeera.net are the right URLs; but right in the middle of the page is a large graphic of the US, with the phrase "Let Freedom Ring", "Hacked by Patriot, Freedom Cyber Force Militia", "This broadcast was brought to you by Freedom Cyber Force Militia. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!" and a link to http://members.networld.com/freedom2003/Index.sb which appears to be the same page.



[ Parent ]
Age blames Al-Jazeera downtime on Windows (3.00 / 1) (#63)
by Scrymarch on Thu Mar 27, 2003 at 08:01:42 AM EST

Here.

Freenet (4.00 / 2) (#66)
by Baldrson on Thu Mar 27, 2003 at 05:11:13 PM EST

Why hasn't a signed namespace been set up within Freenet?

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