Global media wars: the rise of foreign-owned English-language networks

Global media wars: the rise of foreign-owned English-language networks
Global media wars: the rise of foreign-owned English-language networks

Global media wars: the rise of foreign-owned English-language networks

In recent years, many American broadcast networks have gradually reduced their focus on international reporting. Into that void of have stepped several foreign-owned English-language news networks, most notably Qatar’s Al-Jazeera but including up-and-comers like RT of Russia, Iran’s Press TV and CCTV from China as well. Shawn Powers, associate director of the Center for International Media Education at Georgia State University, joins Worldview to discuss this. (Photo: AP Images/Al-Jazeera).