News from PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
For immediate release: Nov. 7, 2001
Contact: Marilyn Marks, 609-258-3601
Lecture by al Jazeera's Washington bureau chief
Who: Hafiz al-Mirazi, Washington bureau chief for al Jazeera television
What: A lecture on "Al Jazeera, the Arab World and the International Media"
When: Nov. 7, 2001 at 5 p.m.
Where: 302 Frist on the Princeton University
Hafiz al-Mirazi is the Washington bureau chief for the al
Jazeera Satellite Channel, the first 24-hour satellite news
network in the Arab world. It was established in 1996,
broadcasting from Qatar. It is known as the first Arab news
organization to offer uncensored information and is the only
foreign TV network with a bureau in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Described in the Western press as having revolutionized the
media scene in the Arab world with its lively debates, al
Jazeera has been condemned by some Arab governments for
programs which have criticized officials.