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Al Jazeera is focus of presentation, April 12

Al Jazeera, the influential Arabic broadcasting service, will be the focus of a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The second Goodman Lecture on Media and Global Affairs, titled "Al Jazeera: How It Sees the World," will feature four speakers: Abderrahim Foukara, the Al Jazeera bureau chief in New York; George J.W. Goodman, chair of Adam Smith Global Television; and Princeton faculty members Michael Doran and Amaney Jamal.

A startup less than 10 years ago, Al Jazeera now has 50 million viewers a night, more than all the U.S. networks combined. The speakers will discuss how Al Jazeera achieved this reach as well as what the impact is.

The lecture series, directed by Goodman, is sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

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