Self-Motivation
David Goggins
Former Navy Seal
Career Development
Bryan Cranston
Actor
Critical Thinking
Liv Boeree
International Poker Champion
Emotional Intelligence
Amaryllis Fox
Former CIA Clandestine Operative
Management
Chris Hadfield
Retired Canadian Astronaut & Author
Learn
from the world's big
thinkers
Start Learning

Does Al Jazeera report the news, or create the news?

Question: Does Al Jazeera report the news, or create the news?

Philippe Cayla: In fact, if you watch Euro News and Al Jazeera in English, yes. They report very much about Mid East issues. And of course, even if they pretend to be balanced, in fact it’s very much on the side of the Hamaas and Hezbollah. Even as you know the … of Qatar who is … Al Jazeera is the only one who is never charged by Al Jazeera. And it is one of the approaches which all the Arabs make to Al Jazeera, that it is so much sponsored and managed by the … of Qatar that it’s not completely … the lack of … is so scary. But Al Jazeera, I don’t think, is clearly promoting violence; but it shows images of violence. And the fact that they show so much, of course, encourages youths to go to this direction. As you know in Arab countries, I think 50% of the population is under 15. So at this age … 15, 16, 17, you are very fragile. And when you see images of Hamaas use, or Hezbollah use, flags and shouting and crying, … create an appeal. So it’s a simple fact of presenting that …. It’s not good for our democratic approach as a province, I would say. But that’s a fact and we have to cope with it. It’s … But it’s not the only news channel, by the way, in the Arab world. I don’t know if you know, but there are Arab satellites, Arab …. There are 250 channels as a whole . . . 250 non-encrypted channels. And 25 of them pretend to be news channels, but …. But 25 of them. So they have 25 news channels. Al Jazeera is the most known, but there is also Arabiya, which is very well known. There is also a Lebanese one. There is a Hezbollah one, and …, which is very, very bad in terms of presenting violence. It’s even forbidden in Europe. Now it’s the only one that is completely forbidden of broadcasting in Europe. So …. You’re right. 

Recorded on: 7/2/07

 

Philippe Cayla says that Al Jazeera has a clear bias toward extreme Middle East factions like Hamas and Hezbollah.

Live on Tuesday | Personal finance in the COVID-19 era

Sallie Krawcheck and Bob Kulhan will be talking money, jobs, and how the pandemic will disproportionally affect women's finances.

Bubonic plague case reported in China

Health officials in China reported that a man was infected with bubonic plague, the infectious disease that caused the Black Death.

(Photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Getty Images)
Coronavirus
  • The case was reported in the city of Bayannur, which has issued a level-three plague prevention warning.
  • Modern antibiotics can effectively treat bubonic plague, which spreads mainly by fleas.
  • Chinese health officials are also monitoring a newly discovered type of swine flu that has the potential to develop into a pandemic virus.
Keep reading Show less

Education vs. learning: How semantics can trigger a mind shift

The word "learning" opens up space for more people, places, and ideas.

Future of Learning
  • The terms 'education' and 'learning' are often used interchangeably, but there is a cultural connotation to the former that can be limiting. Education naturally links to schooling, which is only one form of learning.
  • Gregg Behr, founder and co-chair of Remake Learning, believes that this small word shift opens up the possibilities in terms of how and where learning can happen. It also becomes a more inclusive practice, welcoming in a larger, more diverse group of thinkers.
  • Post-COVID, the way we think about what learning looks like will inevitably change, so it's crucial to adjust and begin building the necessary support systems today.
Keep reading Show less

How DNA revealed the woolly mammoth's fate – and what it teaches us today

Scientists uncovered the secrets of what drove some of the world's last remaining woolly mammoths to extinction.

Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Surprising Science

Every summer, children on the Alaskan island of St Paul cool down in Lake Hill, a crater lake in an extinct volcano – unaware of the mysteries that lie beneath.

Keep reading Show less

Why is everyone so selfish? Science explains

The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the perception of selfishness among many.

Credit: Adobe Stock, Olivier Le Moal.
Personal Growth
  • Selfish behavior has been analyzed by philosophers and psychologists for centuries.
  • New research shows people may be wired for altruistic behavior and get more benefits from it.
  • Times of crisis tend to increase self-centered acts.
Keep reading Show less
Quantcast