The Story of Al Jazeera: A Unique Path | Al Jazeera World

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “The Story of Al Jazeera: A Unique Path | Al Jazeera World” – below is their description.

Twenty-five years ago, a new era in television news in the Middle East began when Al Jazeera Arabic started broadcasting from its headquarters in Doha, Qatar. Today, its news, current affairs and documentaries are seen and trusted by millions worldwide.

Al Jazeera began broadcasting in Arabic to an audience starved of free and independent news. It shook the Arabic-speaking world, tackling subjects previously thought too controversial or taboo.

The channel’s presence on the ground and its regional knowledge gave it an advantage over rival networks, as it produced bold journalism, reporting both sides of the story and often drawing harsh criticism from governments accustomed to a more compliant media.

In the past 25 years, Al Jazeera has won many awards for its fearless pursuit of the truth in an increasingly authoritarian world, continuing to hold power to account, while at the same time telling the human story – both on-air and online.

This documentary, made to mark the network’s 25th anniversary, tells the story of the Arabic channel’s launch through the global events it reported in its first 10 years.

Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

About This Source - Al Jazeera English

The video item below is a piece of English language content from Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-funded broadcaster based in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.

Recent from Al Jazeera English:

  • Global supply crisis: Shipping delays for Chinese-made goods
  • Egypt’s archaeology: 3,400-year-pathway restored near Luxor
  • US businesses face supply shortages ahead of holidays
  • In This Story: Qatar

    Qatar is a peninsular Arab country whose terrain comprises arid desert and a long Persian (Arab) Gulf shoreline of beaches and dunes. Also on the coast is the capital, Doha, known for its futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture inspired by ancient Islamic design, such as the limestone Museum of Islamic Art. The museum sits on the city’s Corniche waterfront promenade.

    2 Recent Items: Qatar

  • TURKS vs SAUDIS: the FIGHT for the CONTROL of the MIDDLE EAST – VisualPolitik EN
  • Brendan O’Neill: Gareth Southgate and England not condemning Qatar ‘stinks of hypocrisy’
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please verbalise where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.

    Posting....