Open Source Key to Al Jazeera’s Web 2.0 Success

“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


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