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Al Jazeera English

Open Letter to Al Gore, Regarding Aljazeera

MP Nunan | Posted 04.07.2013 | Media
MP Nunan

You've had a tough week or two, haven't you? You're doing the talk show rounds to promote your new book, but all the interviewers want to talk about is the degree of hypocrisy with which you sold out to Big Oil, when you sold Current TV to Aljazeera. You need to come out swinging.

Al Jazeera America: Time for a New Cable Model?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.31.2013 | Media
Nikolas Kozloff

Beset with logistical as well as political hurdles, Al Jazeera America will undoubtedly confront a rocky road ahead. If the network decides to raise the bar and provide truly innovative programming, then the network will surely gain some respect.

Al Jazeera America -- The Newsroom We've Been Waiting For

Nida Khan | Posted 03.25.2013 | Media
Nida Khan

There's a reason why news junkies like myself are excited and anticipating this progress in domestic media. And there's a reason why everyone should take notice.

Al Jazeera Is Definitely Hiring | Posted 03.24.2013 | Media

Looks like someone is hiring. Al Jazeera just posted a list of over 100 job openings on their website for the soon-to-launch new U.S.-based news chan...

Al Jazeera English: Too Uncomfortable For U.S. Audiences

Geri Spieler | Posted 03.11.2013 | Media
Geri Spieler

Are we uncomfortable with news that has not been sanitized by our own American-based networks? Is that the reason there is so much pushback to Al Jazeera English on U.S. network TV?

Why Al Jazeera America?

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 03.09.2013 | Media
Courtney C. Radsch

Most of America, however, sympathizes with Israel and supported the Iraq war. So what is the station's plan for the U.S. market?

Consider the Source

David Westin | Posted 03.06.2013 | Media
David Westin

The sale of cable news network Current TV to Al Jazeera has raised more than a few eyebrows. But whatever comes of it all, the creation of this alternative to CNN and Fox News and MSNBC shows just how much has changed in the news media since Peter Jennings left us just seven years ago.

Michael Calderone

Time Warner Cable Will Consider Carrying Al Jazeera's U.S. Channel | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.03.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- Time Warner Cable left the door open Thursday to the possibility of carrying Al Jazeera's new U.S.-based network, which is set to replac...

Welcome to America, Al Jazeera

Rory O'Connor | Posted 03.05.2013 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Is it any wonder that "the television sets of White House officials and lawmakers were tuned to the channel during the Arab Spring?" Inquiring minds want to know, after all!

Al Jazeera In Talks To Buy Current TV

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Media

Al Jazeera has acquired Current TV, the progressive cable news station co-founded by Al Gore. The news was reported by the New York Times' Brian St...

Michael Calderone

How Journalists Cover Gaza Conflict | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.19.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- NBC News correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin said it's a "completely different dynamic" reporting from Gaza now than it was four years ago, give...

Kudos to Qatar

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.25.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Discussions about pan-Arab issues these days undoubtedly include the name of the Gulf country Qatar, repeated in various contexts, often negative. Qat...

Michael Calderone

Major Cable News Networks Won't Carry Third-Party Debate | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Larry King moderates Tuesday's third-party debate in Chicago, his former network, CNN, will not be carrying it live. And neither will...

Romney's Problem With Women

Patty Culhane | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Patty Culhane

Generations of women before me have worked very hard in order to have the right to work in powerful positions in government. Mitt Romney didn't say anything about letting the fathers of young children go home early.

We Have Watched 2,100 Years of 'Gangnam Style'

Evan Shapiro | Posted 12.02.2012 | Entertainment
Evan Shapiro

News Flash: People are wasting a lot of time online. No, really, it's true. While this may not be news to some of you (especially anyone with a "FarmVille" account), the sheer magnitude of the amount of wasted time may surprise even the most jaded among you.

Congo: Al Jazeera Meets With M23 in Exclusive Interview

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Al Jazeera is the first news organization to go behind the lines and interview M23, breaking through the media wall of silence that has surrounded M23 since it broke with the Congolese army and warlord Bosco Ntaganda.

Congo M23 Rebels Tell Their Story

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.27.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Is the Congolese government of Joseph Kabila using the international press to wage a propaganda war against the new rebel fighters in eastern Congo? This is possible and probable given the amount of disinformation disseminated by the foreign press in recent days.

Al Jazeera English Downsizing

The Atlantic | Posted 05.30.2012 | Media

We didn't get this through Wikileaks, but we just acquired an internal Al Jazeera memo to staff indicating a serious downsizing of the DC-based news o...

Joshua Hersh

Iran Strike Would Be A 'Disaster' For Fragile Arab Spring, Says Ex-Al Jazeera Head | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.24.2012 | World

A strike on Iran would be a "disaster" for the Middle East's burgeoning democracies, said Wadah Khanfar, the former director general of Al Jazeera, in...

Al Jazeera Takes Home Major Award

The Guardian | Posted 04.24.2012 | Media

Al-Jazeera English has seen off competition from Sky News and the BBC to be named news channel of the year for the first time at the RTS television jo...

The Invisible Arab: As Not Seen on TV

Eunice Roque | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Eunice Roque

They took everyone by surprise, including themselves," reads the introduction to The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolution, a new book by Marwan Bishara, Senior Political Analyst for Al Jazeera English.

Tahrir Square: Whose Revolution?

Eunice Roque | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Eunice Roque

Anyone rooting for Egyptians and the progress of their revolution was up against a nerve-racking week of news and analysis surrounding the one-year anniversary of the first coordinated protests at Tahrir Square.

How Al Jazeera Became Al Jazeera

The Atlantic | Posted 03.11.2012 | Media

How did so unlikely an enterprise, funded by a minor Arab potentate, come to occupy such a stellar position? And what sort of information product is i...

Al Jazeera English Launches New Show

FishbowlNY | Chris O'Shea on December 16, 2011 3:10 PM | Posted 02.15.2012 | Media

Al Jazeera has launched a new TV show designed to both get people talking about the headlines in a different way and examine the news that has slipped...

When Will Culture Warriors Find Their Rainbow Connection?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home
Cliff Schecter

Too-big-to-fail corporations and their hand maidens in Congress (and the conservative echo chamber) most certainly pose a far greater danger to our children than a green frog-like puppet.