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Al Jazeera America To Shut Down By End Of April

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media

NEW YORK -- Al Jazeera America will shut down its operations in the United States by the end of April, the company told employees in a meeting on Wedn...

Egypt Extends Journalist's Detention By 15 Days

Al Jazeera English | Judah Robinson | Posted 12.02.2015 | Media

Egypt has extended the detention of a journalist accused of "releasing false news aimed at spreading terror" and "joining a banned group" by 15 days p...

Here's Why Blogger Raif Badawi Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 09.09.2015 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

This year, it is Raif Badawi -- jailed, publicly lashed, and fined for standing up to the Saudi monarchy -- who is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside his also-imprisoned lawyer and brother-in-law Waleed Abulkhair.

Journalist On Re-Trial In Egypt Blames Al Jazeera

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.04.2015 | Media

Al Jazeera English's former Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy spoke with HuffPost Live on Wednesday about his recent New York Times op-ed, in which he ...

Al Jazeera: Management Style Echoes Country-of-Origin

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.22.2015 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The Al Jazeera TV news organization that began in Qatar missed a great opportunity when it started Al Jazeera America (AJAM), using the cable channel it bought from ex-Vice President Al Gore's Current TV.

Rebooting Al Jazeera America

Monroe Price | Posted 05.08.2015 | Media
Monroe Price

The founding head of Al Jazeera America has been unceremoniously demoted, and a trusted face from the older Al Jazeera English put in his stead. Yet this is not the main issue. As it happens, we all have a stake in a stronger, better, trusted Al Jazeera service.

Al Jazeera Covered The Fourth Anniversary Of The Syrian Civil War. No One Read It.

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.24.2015 | Media

It has been four years since civil war first broke out in Syria. In that time, the conflict has claimed over 200,000 lives, forced millions to flee fr...

Egypt Should Send Canadian Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Home

Amal Clooney | Posted 04.28.2015 | World
Amal Clooney

The outcome of the retrial, and its timeframe, remain uncertain. But more importantly, Mr. Fahmy should not be subjected to this process at all.

Al Jazeera English News Director Thankful For Email Leaks

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.30.2015 | Media

Earlier this month, The National Review published two leaked staff memos from Al Jazeera English executives outlining how the network should have cove...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Kenya Goes After Al Jazeera As Government Expands Powers

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.19.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Kenya's government is going after the global news network Al Jazeera for running a documentary that exposes widespread government-sponso...

Michael Calderone

Al Jazeera Holds Israel Responsible For Shots Fired At Gaza Office

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Al Jazeera’s office in Gaza came under fire Tuesday, and the network says it is holding Israel responsible. An Al Jazeera spokesman ...

Washington to Cairo: Start Acting Like a Democracy

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

For the United States and many other foreign leaders around the world, from Great Britain to Australia, this sentence was a vivid reminder of Egypt's grotesque reality: that of a country dominated by the military, where the right to a fair trial, a free press, and free expression are blatantly crushed.

CNN Journalist Reports For Al Jazeera For The Best Reason

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Media

Reporters from Al Jazeera are not, to say the least, welcome in Egypt. The country's arrest and subsequent prosecution of many of the network's journa...

Al Jazeera In Vermont

Jillian York | Posted 03.04.2014 | Media
Jillian York

When Burlington, Vermont's cable company, Burlington Telecom, decided to carry Al Jazeera, groups clamored both in protest and support, and bloggers around the world jumped on the story.

Letter From Columbia Journalism Professors to His Excellency Adly Mahmoud Mansour

Bruce Shapiro | Posted 04.29.2014 | College
Bruce Shapiro

As faculty members of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, we write to protest the continuing detention of, and criminal proceedings directed against, reporters, producers and other news professionals of Al Jazeera and Al Jazeera English.

'Release Them!'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Fifty-two correspondents and editors from various international news organizations signed a joint letter on Monday calling for the release of the Al-J...

Al Jazeera English Receiving 'Thousands' Of Complaints From Viewers

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 08.21.2013 | Media

Al Jazeera English has received "thousands" of complaints from viewers over the end of its livestream in the United States, the channel said Wednesday...

Michael Calderone

U.S. Viewers Will Soon Be Unable To Watch Al Jazeera English

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.19.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Al Jazeera America launches in a few weeks, U.S. fans of Al Jazeera English who currently watch it livestreamed online or on cable wi...

Al Jazeera Cutting Off Online Stream In US

mondoweiss.net | Posted 10.02.2013 | Media

Staff members of Al Jazeera have informed me that as soon as Al Jazeera America (AJAM) launches on August 20, American viewers will be unable to acces...

Michael Calderone

Will Al Jazeera America Actually Change Anything?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.29.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- Kate O’Brian, a 30-year ABC News veteran named president of Al Jazeera America this week, says the soon-to-be-launched network will st...

WATCH: Al Jazeera's Big US Play

The Aspen Institute | Posted 06.28.2013 | Impact

TIME: 10:00am-10:50am EST Al Jazeera, one of the world's biggest media companies, is launching a new cable channel in the US. On Friday, June 28, A...

Violence Has No Religion: New Rules For Bill Maher On Islam

Marwan Bishara | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Marwan Bishara

I enjoy watching Real Time with Bill Maher whenever I can, and I especially appreciate the wittiness and humor of his New Rules. Alas, whenever the subject of Islam and the Middle East pops, the show turns ugly.

HERE's Where Ann Curry Can Go!

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 03.20.2013 | Media

There seems to be tons of interest in working at Al Jazeera America, the network that will launch in the U.S. over the summer. When Al Jazeera bou...

12,000 Resumes For 104 Jobs?

Chicago Reader | Michael Miner | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business

When Al Jazeera bought Current in January for $500 million, the Qatar-based news network announced that Al Gore's little-watched cable operation would...

Jason Linkins

Sarah Palin Wins Correction Of The Day After WaPo Runs Patently Unbelievable Al Jazeera Scoop

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

So, despite what you've heard, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is not going to be proselytizing from a perch at Al Jazeera English. This is something t...