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The Al Mayadeen news network gives voice to left-wing Arabs

Frustrated with Al Jazeera’s coverage of the Arab Spring and the popular uprising in Syria, former Al Jazeera broadcasters and journalists established the pan-Arab satellite network Al Mayadeen in 2012 with support from Iran. The new satellite network has attracted a large audience in the Arab world, particularly among the political left who want an alternative to Islamist and Saudi Arabian dominance in the region, new research from the University of Copenhagen shows.