Nawal El-Saadawi

Al Jazeera’s Arabic- and English-language Twitter accounts tell two very different stories about the passing of Egyptian women’s rights trailblazer Nawal El-Saadawi. (AN Photo)

Al Jazeera incites hate against the late Nawal El-Saadawi in Arabic, but promotes her as an ‘icon’ in English

  • Since the launch of its English channel in 2006, the broadcaster has been criticized for delivering two very different, and often contradictory, narratives when compared to its sister Arabic channel, which launched in 1996
  • Al Jazeera Arabic has a turbulent past when it comes to extremist and anti-Semitic rhetoric