- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 09/01/07 to 12/31/08
- Focus Area
- Journalism & Media Innovation
- Charlotte, NC
To study whether Al Jazeera's English programming increases cross-cultural dialogue and understanding
This one-time grant will support sample surveys and interviews in Malaysia, Indonesia, Qatar, the United Kingdom and the United States, the countries that watch Al-Jazeera English the most, to analyze the demographics, world views and cultural attitudes of AJE’s viewers.
A summary of the findings will be produced and distributed via the Internet.
It is expected that this grant will determine whether viewers of Al-Jazeera English have different perceptions of the United States, international events and a more global world view. Additionally, this grant aims to increase cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, lessening the likelihood of conflict. Al-Jazeera English is generally unavailable on cable TV.