Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera, specifically Al Jazeera Arabic, was the first global news channel broadcasting in Arabic from Qatar in the Middle East, rather than from Europe. It is the most-watched station in the Arab world, and in 2005 management consulting company Inter-Brand ranked it as the most recognizable and influential news brand globally.

The station has generally ignored Arab media laws that forbid criticism of rulers, other Arab countries, foreign ambassadors, the handling of the national currency, the army, and the frank discussion of sex and religion. Being true to its slogan, “the opinion and the other opinion,” it allows both sides of any issue to be interviewed, a feat that has won it many fans formerly subjected to official censored broadcasts, but also many enemies not ...

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