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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|Owner||Al Jazeera Media Network|
|Launch||1 November 1996|
|Slogan||“The Opinion and The Other Opinion”|
|Sister channels||Al Jazeera English Al Jazeera Mubasher Al-‘Amma Al Jazeera Balkans Al Jazeera Turk Al Jazeera Documentary|
|Website||Al Jazeera Arabic|
|Egypt: A nation in waiting|
|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|
|Mozaic TV||Channel 100|
|Virgin Media (UK)||Channel 831|
|Freeview HD (UK)||Channel 134|
|yes (Israel)||Channel 176|
|Arabsat||12034 H – 27500 – 3/4|
|TalkTalk Plus TV (UK)||Channel 459|