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Al Jazeera America to shutter in April

Al Jazeera America announced it is to shut down in April, a little more than two years after it first launched. The shuttering was announced at a company-wide meeting Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Voice of America can learn from State Dept. about social media

When it comes to a few important journalistic new media skills, such as speed of posting information online and use of social media, U.S. State Department's public diplomacy is leagues ahead of U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA).

Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy released on bail in Egypt

Cairo - Mohamed Fahmy, the Al Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt for a year, has been released on $41,000 bail. Fahmy was born in Egypt but is a Canadian citizen. He gave up his Egyptian citizenship as part of a deal that was supposed to end in his release.

Op-Ed: Canadian Al Jazeera journalist faces new trial in Egypt

Cairo - The release of Canadian Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy was expected at any moment after his colleague, Australian Peter Greste. was released last week. However, both he and the third defendant Baher Mohamed are to be retried beginning February 12th.

Canada seeks release of Canadian Al Jazeera journalist in Egypt

Cairo - Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird left for Egypt Monday bound for Egypt. He is expected to be in Cairo this Thursday. He will meet with government officials in an attempt to obtain the release of Mohamed Fahmy an Egyptian-Canadian journalist.

Al Jazeera reporters evacuate building after shots are fired

Two "precise" shots fired into the Al Jazeera prompted an evacuation Tuesday morning. There are no reports of any fatalities from their branch on the Gaza Strip.

#FreeAJStaff: Jailing of journalists incites outrage, criticism

The imprisonment and sentencing of three journalists in an Egyptian court has sparked outrage from human rights groups, journalists, media organizations, and scores of activists on social media, as well as criticism from the White House.

Qatar to launch new TV network to counterbalance Al Jazeera

Qatar is launching a new television news network in order to counterbalance the country's well-known Al Jazeera news network.

Op-Ed: Saudis demand Qatar close Al Jazeera kick out U.S. think tanks

Riyad - The relationship between Saudi Arabia and Qatar became even more strained after the Saudis demand closure of the popular TV Al Jazeera news channel that is owned by Qatar.

Sir David Frost, broadcaster and writer, dies at 74

London - British broadcaster Sir David Frost has died at the age of 74 following a suspected heart attack aboard a cruise ship, BBC News is reporting.

Sir David Frost, journalist & broadcaster dies at age 74

Veteran television host, producer and author Sir David Frost has passed away at the age of 74 following a heart attack. He leaves behind his wife Carina and three sons.

Al Jazeera station in Egypt raided by security forces

An Al Jazeera office in Egypt has been raided. The event occurred while the station was broadcasting live. The staff was arrested as well as the guests in attendance.

Nigeria denies Al-Jazeera report of civilian massacres (Video)

Abuja - The Nigerian government has described as misleading a video released by Al Jazeera, described as "first images" of the Nigerian Army fighting Boko Haram, purportedly showing bodies of civilians, women and children, killed by Nigerian troops.

Op-Ed: Al Jazeera reinstates article on Zionism after first banning it

Doha - An article entitled "The Last of the Semites" was published in Al Jazeera on May 14. However, it was removed on Sunday May 19.

Washington Post mistakenly reports Sarah Palin joined Al Jazeera

Washington - Journalists and media outlets make mistakes, including the Washington Post, which reported that former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was heading to Al Jazeera. The reporter cited an article from a satirical news publication.

Review: Al Jazeera interviews linguist and activist Noam Chomsky

Cambridge - In a recent episode of Talk to Al Jazeera, Rosalind Jordan interviews Noam Chomsky now 84. Chomsky continues to actively criticize powerful politicians and many policies of the US, Israel, and other countries.

Op-Ed: Arab media views on war with Iran make WW3 sound very ordinary

Sydney - Middle Eastern perceptions of the threat of a war with Iran and those of the West are very different. Exactly how different can be seen in the speculation is appearing online in the region regarding the ramifications of a US/Iran war.

Al Jazeera investigation reveals Arafat may have been poisoned

An Al Jazeera investigation into the former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death in 2004 concluded that he may have been poisoned with polonium.

'No independent journalism any more' says ex-Al Jazeera reporter

Beirut - Ali Hashem, an ex-Al Jazeera correspondent, says that television channels have turned into political parties, pushing the agenda for "some outside forces."

Al Jazeera channel losing staff over 'bias' on Syria

Beirut - Al Jazeera's Beirut news bureau is currently losing key staff due to 'bias' in the channel's stance on the conflict in Syria.

Al Jazeera top exec resigns after WikiLeaks cable exposure

Doha - After eight years as director general at Al Jazeera, Wadah Khanfar on Tuesday announced his decision to step down, and follows release of WikiLeaks documents suggesting the news agency, under US pressure, modified coverage of the Iraq war.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stomach cancer

Cairo - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is suffering from cancer, according to his defence lawyer, which could impact the former leader’s upcoming trial.

Op-Ed: Is Al Jazeera English another Fox News?

Gaza - Shockingly, Al Jazeera English adopted the account of Israeli media which considered the settler as an Israeli civilian or a Jewish civilian.

Al Jazeera cameraman killed in Libya

Amnesty International has warned of a campaign of attacks and harassment on journalists in Libya, after an Al Jazeera cameraman was killed in what appears to have been an ambush.

Gaddafi troops recapture Brega

Benghazi - Supporters and troops of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had gained another victory after recapturing the oil-rich town of Brega located on the eastern region of Libya on Sunday.

Protests in Egypt's Tahrir Square resumes after Ghonim's release

Cairo - Egyptians protestors once again filled Tahrir Square on Tuesday with a new wave of optimism after the release of Google executive Wael Ghonim.

Al Jazeera take on Saddam's execution

Al Jazeera correspondent Zeina Khodr reports from Damascus on the news of Saddam Hussein’s execution earlier this morning

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Jerry Springer on "Frost over the World" on Al Jazeera. He says there is a revolution in the Republican Party.
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Al Jazeera journalists on the Gaza Strip evacuated after the recent shooting. Here you can see some wearing protective gear due to the dangerous nature of their work.
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