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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 | Books
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.

Everybody Hates Newt Romney

Cliff Schecter | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney -- the perfect dynamic duo for our times, if not end times. A Batman and Robin for the 1%. Defenders of truth, justice, and a Gulag Archipelago filled with child janitors and the fandango of the foreclosed.

Al Jazeera Expansion Continues

Posted 12.05.2011 | Media

Al Jazeera English is expanding its U.S operations with a new bureau in Chicago, and the addition of three new correspondents. The network, which ...

Former Director's Admission About Al Jazeera

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 11.29.2011 | Media

Wadah Khanfar, the former head of Al Jazeera who stepped down in September, said on Monday that many Middle Eastern governments pressured his network ...

What Can Give You Economic Misery, an Embolism, and a Backyard Full of Elephants?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Although when it comes to the specific date of our mass death, Harold Camping might as well be talking Chinese nuclear development with Herman Cain, i...

Al Jazeera at 15 Years

Philip Seib | Posted 01.07.2012 | Media
Philip Seib

On November 1, Al Jazeera celebrated its birthday with splendor. The channel that began broadcasting six hours a day in 1996 has become one of the world's most important media companies.

Al Jazeera English Coming To Chicago

Posted 12.30.2011 | Chicago

Their coverage of the Arab Spring brought Qatar-based Al Jazeera into the homes of those in the west who followed the uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia and ...

WATCH: Donald Rumsfeld Has Insanely Contentious Interview With Al Jazeera Reporter

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.04.2011 | Media

On the same day that he praised Al Jazeera, former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld had an incredibly contentious interview with the network. (Watch ...

WATCH: Al jazeera Chief Responds To Scandal Allegations

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.04.2011 | Media

Al Jazeera's outgoing news director strongly denied that his sudden departure from the Middle East's leading news network had anything to do with a Wi...

I Want My AJE!

Jack Healey | Posted 11.15.2011 | Media
Jack Healey

There is no doubt that a story is a very powerful thing. But who decides which stories get heard?

9/11 and Its Great Transformations

Cliff Schecter | Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

On September 11th, 2001, on what was a perfect morning-right up until the very moment a Boeing 767-223-ER slammed into the North Tower of the World Tr...

What Al Jazeera Is Doing For 9/11

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 11.08.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Like most television news outlets, Al Jazeera English will station reporters in New York and Washington on Sunday to mark the 10th an...

Cambodia's Bill to Limit NGOs Threatening Land Rights

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

If Cambodia passes a law to regulate NGO activity, what influence will it have on the work of land rights activists? The Cambodian government is on its way to passing a law that critics say threatens the country's lively civil society groups and NGOs.

WATCH: Stunning Media Reports From Inside Gaddafi's Compound

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Media

News networks all zeroed in on Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Libya on Tuesday afternoon, bringing live reports of the rebel takeover of the area. O...

Michael Calderone

How Sky News Correspondent Got Into Tripoli First | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.22.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Before U.S. cable networks broke away from taped programming on Sunday, news junkies glued to Twitter for Libya updates discovered that on...

Ayman Mohyeldin Jumps To NBC News From Al Jazeera

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.22.2011 | Media

Ayman Mohyeldin, who became a breakout media star with his coverage of the Egyptian uprising, has jumped from Al Jazeera English to NBC News. NBC m...

Amanda Palmer: Al Jazeera Host, DFI Director, World Cinema Ambassador

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

The Fabulous Picture Show is hosted and produced by Amanda Palmer. With her grace and professional strength, she could cinematically unite the Arab and Western worlds.

Al Jazeera English Reports Extremely Positive Response To New York City Launch

TPM LiveWire | David Taintor | August 3, 2011, 4:31PM | Posted 10.03.2011 | Media

It's only been a few days since Al Jazeera English launched in New York City, but a spokesperson for the network says the response so far has been ove...