Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Media: Free Speech TV to Broadcast Live Coverage from Al Jazeera English

DENVER, Feb. 7, 2011

Independent media broadcasting pioneer, Free Speech TV has announced 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

Source: Free Speech TV