English Al-Jazeera site back up


It appears that, for now, the hackers have lost and you can now reach the english Al-Jazeera site and read information from the Qatar-based channel.

The US government and the channel have had an uneasy relationship for quite some time, with claims of press repression on the Al-Jazeera side, and fostering terrorism on the US side.

Whatever your position on this scale, the web site contains a view that is certainly different than many of the US news outlets.

What I find interesting, though, is reading through the articles and seeing where the US journalism and Al-Jazeera seem to be in agreement. From a cynics standpoint, this information is the best quality of all of the information available.

Further, if you want to understand how the "Arab street" views this conflict, it is an important input to your understanding.