The reason we have access to the information we do is because of the incredible progress of Global Satellite Technology
The first News Network to take advantage of this was CNN (Mexican site)
was launched in 1980 and gave access to people with cable tv a 24 hr global news service – other tv networks didn’t have the journalists on the ground for immediate coverage – this revolutionaised the way News was broadcast pre internet.
Since then and with the advent of the internet 2 other big news neworks have appeaered
RT News Nework
this channel is a state owner Russian News Network launched in 2005 that broadcasts alternative interpretations of world events see Wiki
Here is her final impassioned speech before she left the show
Both Al Jazeera and RT provide a counter balance to the way in which CNN reports American intervention on foreign soil e.g. during the Iraq War