Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Ramadan 2015, Day 20 – Al Jazeera Café

Tonight was a late iftar with friends at the new Al Jazeera Café in Katara.

What surprised me is that despite the name it isn’t a café, it’s a full-fledged restaurant with a large menu and proper chef. The food was really good.

It also serves as a small Al Jazeera museum, with a number of items on display, including some somber ones to remind us that journalism can be a dangerous job, such as the bullet proof vest of a reporter who was killed in Libya in 2011.

Or some bits of equipment from when Al Jazeera’s bureau in Baghdad was hit by an American missile.

They even have a mock studio with a camera where you can try reading from a prompter like the news anchors.

I prefer the ‘casual’ newsreader look.

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