Sources in Al Jazeera have told Media Channel's Danny Schechter that an fierce internal struggle is underway to move the broadcaster into a more pro US direction.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThere is already a change of tone and focus in the news,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â a veteran insider reveals. He blames the shift on a reorganization of the networkÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s governing structure a month ago that has put a former Ambassador from Qatar to the USA in a commanding position.
The US has previously bombed Al Jazeera offices, and one reporter remains imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, but Washington seems now to have switched to a softer and potentially more effective approach to bring the broadcaster onside.
Schechter writes: "The irony here is that for many years Al Jazeera made a point of giving substantial airtime to US officials and their surrogates to show fairness."Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
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