Al jazeera Mubasher

The TV channel Al Jazeera Mubasher went live on air in 2005. Al Jazeera Mubasher specialises in broadcasting conferences and important live events without expressing an opinion or making comments on the events taking place. If any programmes are broadcast in a foreign language they always carry Arabic subtitles to aid understanding. The channel’s name ‘Mubasher’ literally translates as ‘live’, following its stated philosophy of broadcasting live wherever and whenever possible. This gives it a similarity to Western channels such as BBC Parliament broadcasts. Al Jazeera Mubasher is invaluable for providing ongoing information on events taking place in both the Arab world and internationally. The many press conferences and political meetings it broadcasts help to give viewers a better understanding of ongoing political and cultural affairs in the world. At present the channel is going through the process of enriching its programmes with the aim of increasing interaction between viewers and the events being covered, allowing for more expression of viewers’ opinions. As such, Al Jazeera Mubasher is a good example of a modern and forward thinking television channel.