Congratulations to Al Jazeera

Because of their role in the 2011 Arab Spring, Al Jazeera has won a Peabody.

Al Jazeera has quickly risen to prominence as a quality news outlet.  If you wonder at all about things going on in the Middle East, outside of more local and immediate sources like Meedan.net, Al Jazeera is where you turn.  During the Arab Spring, they were everywhere.  I suspect they helped push the ideas behind the Arab Spring to the point of critical mass in the region through their satellite distribution network.  They also refused to be distracted and kept a sharp focus on protests giving them a platform to promote their peaceful calls for regime change.

Thank you, Al Jazeera, for providing a vital service for both citizens of Middle Eastern and North Africans and to international people who are interested in their struggles.

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