Listening Post (TV programme)
|Presented by||Richard Gizbert|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original channel||Al Jazeera English|
|Original run||November 2006– present|
The Listening Post is a current affairs programme on Al Jazeera English presented by Richard Gizbert that critiques journalism and the media industry around the world. Each episode features two in-depth reports on how the news is handled by the world's media along with brief updates on the latest events in the world of journalism. It also features a segment known as "Global Village Voices" that showcases viewer opinion on the in-depth reports.
The show debuted in November 2006 alongside the launch of Al Jazeera English.
About the show
Richard Gizbert, formerly of ABC News, was hired by the yet-to-be-launched Al Jazeera English in April 2006 to present a media review programme. The Listening Post aims to monitor all forms of media, from the networks to bloggers, and report on what they do or do not cover.
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