Friday, May 8, 2009

CRTC seeks public comments on application to allow Al-Jazeera English

The CRTC has asked the public to comment on a proposal to allow Al-Jazeera English to broadcast in Canada. The broadcast regulator is considering an application to allow the all-news channel to join the digital airwaves. Managing director Tony Burman has said he wants the channel, based in Doha, Qatar, to be available in Canada by fall.

Part of the review process includes a call for comments from the public. Canadians have until June 8 to submit their opinions to the CRTC through its website, by mail or by fax.

Al-Jazeera English says it is is distinct from the Arabic channel that drew controversy for its news coverage in the days following 9-11

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