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Al Jazeera Arabic

Al Jazeera meaning “The Island” – literally the Arabic news peninsula is a property of Al Jazeera Media Network. Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani is leading the network as chairman. Dr. Mostefa Souag is having the office as Director General of the most watched Arabic channel in the Middle East as well as sharing a considerable audiences in the Africa and worldwide.

The Doha Based news and current affairs broadcaster has in a very short period extended its presence in the international news market with the establishment of several specialty channels airing news and programming in multiple languages. Apart from Middle East, the state-owned Qatari news medium has offices and bureaus in Euro zone, Africa, Russia, America, China and others.

The programming consisting interviews, documentaries,Phone-in ideas and investigating shoots are a common cause of controversies and opposition associated with the International brand. Despite several bans & censorship; closures of bureaus and detention of journalists particularly during the rise of Arab spring in the gulf, the network has been able to earn an overwhelming response and praise of the independent bodies like Index on Censorship, Brandchannel, Slon.com and International Academy of Digital Awards and Sciences for the quality and objectivity while keeping intact with the journalistic values that are rarely witnessed in practices now a days. Hillary Clinton in particular and many in the American mainstream media have duly admitted the success and strengths of the Al Jazeera. Many in the International Media Market are aware of the leads Al Jazeera is achieving in the race of Information and global news.

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More About AlJazeera Arabic
OwnerAl Jazeera Media Network
Launch1 November 1996
Broadcast areaWorldwide
Slogan“The Opinion and The Other Opinion”
HeadquartersDoha, Qatar
Sister channelsAl Jazeera English Al Jazeera Mubasher Al-‘Amma Al Jazeera Balkans Al Jazeera Turk Al Jazeera Documentary
WebsiteAl Jazeera Arabic

Notable Documentaries

Egypt: A nation in waiting
Wide Angle
Control Room


Ibn Rushd Prize for Freedom of Thought- December 1999
Prince Claus Award -1999
Index on Censorship
Rated 5th most Influential Brand by Brandchannel.com
Rated by Webby Awards as one of the Five Best News Websites



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