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Al Jazeera is an Arabic term which means "island". It is also the name of the only independent Middle Eastern news station. Al Jazeera started in 1996 as a television network headquartered in Doha, Qatar, an Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV channel…
-language 24-hour news channel launched in 2006; and Al Jazeera Documentary Channel, an Arabic language documentary channel launched in 2007 (Wiki-Al Jazeera, 2008).
Al Jazeera English is the 24-hour English-language news and current affairs channel of the Al Jazeera media group. It is the first global English language news channel that is headquartered in the Middle East, which the group believes is a unique position that will shape its destiny of becoming the English-language channel of reference for Middle Eastern events. With reference to Al Jazeera Arabic, its mother company and the historically significant broadcast of Osama bin Laden's statements after September 11, 2001, Al Jazeera English aims to give voice to untold stories, promote debate, and challenge established perceptions. (Corp Profile, 2008).
The internet website of Al Jazeera English is located at http://english.aljazeera.net/. ...
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