Saturday, January 29, 2011

Yemen slams Al Jazeera coverage of protests

Facing unprecedented social and also political upheaval, Yemen's very controversial president, Ali Abdullah Saleh has reportedly accused the Qatar-based Al Jazeera of "exaggeration and distortion of facts" and "incitement" in its coverage of the recent outbreak of mass protests. Like it or otherwise , Al Jazeera' s Arabic as well as English news and current affair programmes are watched daily by millions of people all over the world , including Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia. The political as well as moral image of President Ali, whose people is confronted with 12% inflation and 35% jobless rate, had already been seriously tarnished by the globally reported 'revelations' in WikiLeaks.

Impact of increasingly cheaper overseas trips