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Friday, January 18, 2013

Arab News Competition Heating Up

Around 100 foreigners out of 132 hostages seized by a terrorist group that attacked the Tiguentourine gas plant on Wednesday have been freed APS reported. (Reuters)

Al Jazeera seems to be gaining a little traction in the news business in spite of Georgie's snide remarks a few years ago. Today I stumbled over an Al Arabiya story about the oil workers taken hostage in Algeria. Never heard of Al Arabiya before. Looks like Al Jazeera has got some competition. I am pretty sure this is a good thing. With the proliferation of the internet and the availability of cheap computers, maybe the Arab Spring will have a chance of making some significant, enduring changes in the Arab world.


Gas Site of Tiguentourine. View Larger Map

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