Odai Sirri, a journalist from Vancouver who works for Al-Jazeera, says the network's reporting on the war in Afghanistan as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been more explicit than anything seen on North American television.
"It is shocking, disturbing and very sad," Mr. Sirri
said."Also shocking is the fact that nobody sees this footage outside the Arab world."
This may change in the coming months as federal broadcast regulators consider an application from Canadian cable operators to carry Al-Jazeera
, which is currently available only on banned satellite dishes.But a decision from Ottawa is not likely to come before the fall.Al-Jazeera's
visceral, in-your-face journalism produces as many critics as fans.