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Out There News

  • Two Australias

    Harold Nelson at Arparra

    TX Al Jazeera English September 2010 - watch the film

    Out There News investigates for Al Jazeera's People and Power why a massive Australian government programme to tackle poverty, alcoholism and violence in Aboriginal communities has provoked anger and despair among the people it is designed to help.

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  • Sharks of Kuwait


    TX Al Jazeera English August 2010 - watch the film

    "I’ve always wanted to swim with sharks, but I never thought that would bring me to Kuwait. I grew up in Dubai, I’m an environmentalist and scuba diver. But sharks, in the Gulf? Nobody thought about them."

    Zeina Aboul Hosn was thrilled to be invited to film the first expedition to study sharks in the Gulf. She didn't bargain for the emotional journey ahead.

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  • The Iraqi Candidate: The Result

    TX Al Jazeera English June 2010 - Watch the film

    Abdulrahman Dheyab's campaign for election to the Iraqi parliament reaches the moment of truth: voting day and the result.

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  • The Iraqi Candidate

    Abdulrahman by the Tigris

    TX Al Jazeera English March 2010 - Watch the film

    Abdulrahman Dheyab has left his young wife, newborn son and a comfortable life in London to risk his life standing as a parliamentary candidate in Iraq's elections.

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  • Darfur Plays

    TX Al Jazeera English December 2009 - Watch the film

    Darfur has been devastated by war for six years. But filmmaker Mia Bittar found a group of young Darfuris determined to heal their country - through street theatre.

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  • Betrayed In Basra


    TX Al Jazeera English January 2009

    The British Ministry of Defence has abandoned many of the Iraqis who risked their lives as translators for British troops in Basra.

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From 1996-2001, Out There News created new forms of journalism on the Internet and built a world network of correspondents. From 2002-2010, it made films about the Middle East and for five years operated a bureau in Baghdad.

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  • New projects

    Paul Eedle 2013-12-05 21:32:29

    After three exciting years at Al Jazeera, including much of this year helping to launch Al Jazeera America, I'm resuming running Out There News as a production and consultancy company.

    Watch this space!


  • I'm now at Al Jazeera English in Doha

    Paul Eedle 2010-09-25 12:51:32

    I'm now at Al Jazeera English, where I'm Director of Programmes. I'm leaving this site up for anyone who would like to watch Out There News's films or read about our history, but Out There News will not be making any new productions.

    If you have any ideas or proposals for Al Jazeera English, please get in touch. Al Jazeera English is an amazing opportunity for alternative reporting of the world: news for the many rather than the few. We start where BBC, CNN and the other European and American-based news organisations leave off. I hope to hear from you.

    My new email address is Paul.Eedle AT, or you can reach me on Twitter @pauleedle.


  • Why did they do it?

    Paul Eedle 2009-12-11 11:47:58

    Eight years after the 9/11 attacks, four years after the 7/7 suicide bombings in London, an entire counter-terrorism industry has grown up in Britain. The government is spending £140 million on social programmes to 'counter violent extremism'. But do policymakers really understand what they are doing?

    Here is a paper I wrote for a workshop with a group of academics working on "radicalisation" - a term which policymakers use all the time but which researchers find dangerously misleading.

  • Watch the Age of Stupid show from Copenhagen

    Paul Eedle 2009-12-11 11:37:48

    Franny Armstrong and Lizzie Gillett are broadcasting from the Copenhagen Climate Change meeting all week - watch history in the making.

  • British media miss new US strategy in Afghanistan

    Paul Eedle 2009-08-19 08:14:39

    British media have stirred fierce arguments about the war in Afghanistan in the last six weeks, provoked by heavy casualties during Operation Panther's Claw in Helmand. Commentators have lined up to say this is a futile war run by incompetent politicians, fought by an under-sized, under-equipped army.

    The mass of coverage, though, has largely missed a vital new part of the story: a total change of strategy by the US...

    Read the full piece on the Guardian's Comment is Free

  • Help the UK Iraq Inquiry to succeed

    Paul Eedle 2009-07-30 17:13:54

    The UK Iraq Inquiry started work on 30 July and its chair, Sir John Chilcott, promised open hearings and transcripts on the Web. How can we make sure the Inquiry really investigates the questions that British and Iraqi people affected by the war want answered?

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