Al Jazeera Launches Campaign Demanding Media Freedom

Press release
Published July 4th, 2017 - 10:41 GMT
Al Jazeera Network
Al Jazeera Network

Al Jazeera Media Network launched a campaign to support press freedom, in response to demands of closing its channels and blocking its websites made by countries putting Qatar under siege.  Al Jazeera called in the campaign for supporting its independent voice, and supporting the right of people in making their voices heard.

The network added in a statement it released that the attack and false accusations it is being subjected to was a targeting of freedom of press and expression, and not just a campaign against a media institution that managed within two decades to enhance its role as one of the best in the world and attracts millions of viewers in 150 countries.  The statement highlighted Al Jazeera network's recognition in many awards for its distinguished covering of news as well as for its programs and documentaries

Source : the peninsula qatar

Background Information

Al Jazeera Network

Al Jazeera started out more than fourteen years ago as the first independent Arabic news channel in the world dedicated to providing comprehensive television news and live debate for the Arab world. Al Jazeera was formally named the Al Jazeera Network in March 2006, transforming its operation into an international media corporation.

The Al Jazeera Network now consists of the flagship Al Jazeera Satellite (Arabic) channel, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Documentary, Al Jazeera Sport, Al (the English and Arabic web sites), the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center, the Al Jazeera Center for Studies, Al Jazeera Mubasher (Live), and Al Jazeera Mobile.

Al Jazeera English, the 24-hour English-language news and current affairs channel, is headquartered in Doha, the capital of Qatar. The organisation is the world's first global English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. From this unique position, Al Jazeera English is destined to be the English-language channel of reference for Middle Eastern events, balancing the current typical information flow by reporting from the developing world back to the West and from the southern to the northern hemisphere. The channel aims to give voice to untold stories, promote debate, and challenge established perceptions.

With broadcasting centres in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington DC and supporting bureaux worldwide, the channel will set the news agenda, bridging cultures and providing a unique grassroots perspective from under-reported regions around the world to a potential global audience of over one billion English speakers. The station broadcasts news, current affairs, features, analysis, documentaries, live debates, entertainment, business and sport.

Building on Al Jazeera Arabic channel's ground breaking developments in the Arab and Muslim world that have changed the face of news within the Middle East, Al Jazeera English is part of a growing network that is now extending this fresh perspective from regional to global through accurate, impartial and objective reporting. 

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