Al Jazeera

Saturday, October 13, 2001

If Afghanistan under the Taliban presents a formidable military challenge, the journalistic one is just as daunting. Western journalists are forbidden entry to the country, and -- as we have seen with arrests of British and French reporters -- subject to arrest and harsh Taliban justice. One news organization, however, has wide access not only to Kabul but also to the terrorist organization Al Qaeda. It is the independent satellite TV station called Al-Jazeera. New York Times senior writer, Elaine Sciolino talks to Bob.

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