AMSTERDAM – Arabic television station Aljazeera launched a channel for children in Amsterdam on Friday.
The channel will be available by satellite in the Netherlands.
Programme buyer Lou Murrin told Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant that the channel will enable Arab children to identify with characters on television.
“Everything revolves around identity, said Murrin.
“A Lebanese boy wants to recognise himself in the kids shown on television and that just isn’t possible with American comic strip characters.”…
Shaikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani, chairman of the board of Aljazeera Group, said: “In view of the existing state of television, where children are exposed to violent and inappropriate material on a daily basis, her highness Shaikha Mozah made a momentous decision to establish Aljazeera Children’s Channel”.
Yes, I’m sure there will be nothing violent or inappropriate coming from Al-Jazeera.