It may have been slightly obvious from how often I use them to link to their news stories, but I really like Al Jazeera (a news station based in Qatar). I just found their video section on YouTube, which is similarly interesting. A few particularly interesting videos:
- Documentary on how Desis are mistreated by Arabs in the middle east
- Coverage of the Missionary crisis in Afghanistan - one big issue raised in the second part - is it acceptable to tie offers of aid to the poor to missionary work? (note that this is behind the lines in my perspective, but it may be more interesting for you - I would like to see bans on missionary work)
- Tamil Tigers activities in Tamil communities in Europe - very troubling
- On the Red Mosque..
I very occasionally see local news - why is it that Al Jazeera (and the BBC, which it modeled itself off of) is so much more interesting? Some people claim media consolidation is to blame in the United States - others have pointed out that the news "business culture" has undergone a big change between the 50s and 80s. Might we guess as well that the centralisation that Associated Press has given us is partly to blame?