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Open Source Key to Al Jazeera's Web 2.0 Success

Apr 08, 2008, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Howard Dahdah)

"It has been maligned by the US administration because it has given a voice to its public enemy number one: Osama bin Laden, but Al Jazeera's motto of giving voice to all sides of a story is also reflected in its IT deployment. The news organisation is turning out to be a big fan open source software.

"Much of it stems from its New Media group, a division that is separate to the IT department and which is responsible for bringing productive tools into the television newsroom, and developing innovative ways to push the Al Jazeera news message over the Internet..."

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