Al Jazeera Interview Transcript now Online

The transcript of my interview on Al Jazeera is now online here.  There is an audio link button near the top of the page.

The host, Ahmed Mansour, was the Al Jazeera correspondent who stayed in Fallujah during the first US attack on that city in April 2004.  Rumsfeld denounced him by name and made his eviction from Fallujah a condition for a US ceasefire.  Mansour has covered many wars – from the Soviet-Afghan conflict, to Bosnia, to Afghanistan, to Iraq.  He has written 17 books and is currently finishing a book on the U.S. war in Iraq.

His interview program is the most popular feature on Al Jazeera, reportedly watched by 25 million people each week.   I had dinner with him and a colleague  two separate evenings, and every place we went in London,  he was enthusiastically greeted by people who recognized him. 

Someone from Al Jazeera said that they thought his program may be routinely translated by either the U.S.  State Department or embassies or perhaps by the Brits.   If anyone has any leads to a transcript of a translation, I’d be obliged.  

I received a VHS of the interview –  with my comments in English along with the interpreter’s translations of Ahmed Mansour’s questions and comments.  I am working on getting this converted into DVD; the local company I am using has had a few problems but expects to get it locked-and-loaded with a new conversion method over this weekend.   

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5 Responses to Al Jazeera Interview Transcript now Online

  1. Bull May 30, 2006 at 9:10 am #

    Have you considered putting your books into either audio tape or CD Rom form so that disabled people will be able to listen to your excellent books?

    Heard you on The Power Hour this am. Keep up the good work.

  2. Jim May 30, 2006 at 10:37 am #

    Thanks for the comment and thanks for the kind words.

    I believe that Lost Rights (1994) is available in audio form. I recall dealing with someone making a tape of it back in the mid-1990s.

    I am not sure if any of my subsequent books have been taped.

    I would be happy to see them in audio form but this is not something I can bring to fruition on my own.

  3. Peter June 10, 2006 at 7:04 pm #

    i recently found out about bookshare.org. Seems like a cool company. Looks like authors/copyright owners can submit texts directly to bookshare, too.

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