CNN established itself as the 1st global tv cable network news service in 1980. It provided something that regular tv networks didn’t have and that was the journalistic resources to be first in the field to report global breaking news events.
Now with the advent of the web other alternative news portals are available online 24/7
From Russia based in Moscow RT
and from Doha in Qatar Al Jazeera
Both have totally different perspectives (Russian & Arabic) on the News around the world and both will select, report & mediate news events for their news consumers. Interesting both news services use western journalists in their english editions.
When analyzing world events it is worth checking out their POV and compare it to the US /Latin American POV.