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    Al Jazeera English Secures Exclusive Interview with Radovan Karadzic for Premiere Episode of The Rageh Omaar Report

    Al Jazeera English Secures Exclusive Interview with
    Radovan Karadzic for Premiere Episode of The Rageh Omaar Report
    Doha, Qatar - February  2 3, 2010 - Al Jazeera English is proud to announce the launch of The Rageh Omaar Report, a new programme that will air monthly on the channel.  The first edition, The Secret Life of Radovan Karadzic, will run at 1900GMT on February 24th, 2010, ahead of the resumption of Karadzic's trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
    In this compelling documentary, award-winning journalist Rageh Omaar travels to Serbia and Bosnia to investigate the decade-long period spent in hiding by the former Bosnian Serb leader, and examines his legacy in present-day Bosnia and beyond.
    In an exclusive interview from his cell in The Hague, Karadzic tells of his years on the run, and of his self-proclaimed "misfortunate" role in the war.  While retracing the history of this brutal conflict, Omaar meets with victims who accuse Karadzic of war crimes, as well as those, including his daughter Sonja, who revere him as a national hero. 
    Following the launch of The Secret Life of Radovan Karadzic , The Rageh Omaar Report will continue as a series of one-hour investigative documentaries in which Omaar reports on the world's most important current affairs stories.
    In future episodes, Rageh Omaar will explore the reality of Zimbabwe's unity government, and examine Turkey's burgeoning regional influence and reputation as an international peacemaker.
    "With his remarkable and varied experience Rageh is well positioned to provide much-needed new context and insights into the most important global news stories and their central characters," said AJE Director of Programmes, Max Uechtritz.
    Rageh Omaar stated: "I've always been drawn to reporting first-hand from the field on events that change history, societies and people's destinies. The Rageh Omaar Report gives me the chance to do this and more. I'll revisit the issues, conflicts and debates that have fallen out of the international headlines to find the truth of what's happening after the cameras and reporters have gone.  And I will explore the personal experiences of the people behind a series of remarkable untold stories."
    Rageh Omaar has anchored programmes for AJE since its inception in 2006 and his remarkable career includes distinguished international reporting and presenting roles with the BBC, Channel 4, ITV1 and Granada. 
    The Rageh Omaar Report: The Secret Life of Radovan Karadzic, will be available only on Al Jazeera English, at the following times:
    Wednesday, 24th February 2010 - 1900GMT
    Thursday, 25th February 2010 - 0300GMT and 1400GMT
    Friday, 26th February 2010 - 0600GMT
    Saturday, 27th February 2010 - 1900GMT
    Sunday, 28th February 2010 - 0300GMT

    About Al Jazeera English
    Al Jazeera English is the first English language world news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Launched in November 2006, Al Jazeera English provides independent and impartial news for a global audience, giving voice to different perspectives from under-reported regions around the world.
    Al Jazeera English is available in more than 100 countries to more than 190 million households worldwide, and was awarded "Best 24 Hour News Programme" at the 48th Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival and has received awards from the Royal Television Society, Amnesty International and YouTube. The channel also recently received its second International Emmy nominations - one in news for its coverage of the Russia-Georgia War, one in current affairs for AJE's Witness Special - Return to Nablus, one for best documentary for Shooting the Messenger and one for digital programmes for its coverage of the US election. 
    The Al Jazeera phenomenon started out over thirteen years ago with Al Jazeera satellite channel, the first independent Arabic news channel in the world dedicated to providing comprehensive television news and live debate for the Arab world. Al Jazeera was formally named the Al Jazeera Network in March 2006, transforming its operation into an international media corporation - the Al Jazeera Network now consists of the flagship Al Jazeera Arabic channel, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Documentary, Al Jazeera Sport, Al Jazeera.net (the English and Arabic web sites), the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center, the Al Jazeera Center for Studies, Al Jazeera Mubasher (Live), and Al Jazeera Mobile.
    Visit www.aljazeera.net/english for more details.
    Find out how to watch AJE in your region:  http://english.aljazeera.net/watchaje
    Watch online at www.livestation.com/aje and www.youtube.com/aljazeeraenglish

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