Doha - 13th February 2007: Al Jazeera English announces a new four-part series, Children of Conflict, presented by Nadene Ghouri, that explores the lives of children around the world whose lives are blighted by growing up in conflict zones.
Ghouri will go in search of what the past has created, and what the future holds for these young people. She will travel to Gaza, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Lebanon where she meets children growing up in an environment of frequent violence and constant economic depression.
Children of Conflict is broadcast from Doha at 6:30am (GMT) on the below dates and each programme will be repeated for a week*. Al Jazeera English is available on six continents across the world to more than 80 million cable and satellite households - for full details of how to watch Al Jazeera English please visit: www.aljazeera.net/english.
The series will include:
Gaza (12th February)
In an exclusive story, Al Jazeera English will talk to the grandchildren of Fatima Al Najar, the oldest female Palestinian suicide bomber, a thirteen year old girl with dreams of being a journalist, and ten year girl who wants to be the first female Palestinian president.
Lebanon (19th February)
This series goes back to the survivors – now teenagers - of the Qana massacre in 1996 when Israel bombed a UN base sheltering 800 people – most of them children – and documents their incredible stories.
Afghanistan (26th February)
A land of seemingly endless wars, Afghanistan has endured almost 30 years of conflict. This series will focus on the majority of today’s children born in Afghanistan into suffering and misery, battling daily to keep hunger at bay and to keep warm.
Congo (1st March)
The final in the four part series will go inside the minds of the Congolese child soldier. The feared child militias of The DRC will tell how their childhood was lost, and they became murderers and rapists in a ‘kill or be killed’ conflict.
* Each programme is repeated for a week as follows:
Tuesday: 14:30pm GMT
Wednesday: 04:00am GMT, 10:30 am GMT and 20:30 pm GMT
Thursday: 04:30am GMT
Friday: 02:00am GMT
Saturday: 01:30am GMT 07:30am GMT and 23:30pm GMT
Sunday: 08:30am GMT and 18:00pm GMT
About Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English is the world’s first English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Broadcasting from within the Middle East, looking outwards, Al Jazeera English will set the news agenda and act as a bridge between cultures.
With unique access as the channel of reference for Middle East events, and broadcast centres strategically placed around the world in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington DC, Al Jazeera English will balance the information flow from South to North, providing accurate, impartial and objective news for a global audience from a grass roots level, giving voice to different perspectives from under-reported regions around the world.
Al Jazeera English is building on the ground-breaking heritage of its sister Arab-language channel – Al Jazeera, which was responsible for changing the face of news within the Middle East, now extending that fresh perspective from regional to global.
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