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Wiktionary

  1. Al Jazeera(ProperNoun)

    A satellite television news channel that broadcasts in English and Arabic from Qatar.

  2. Origin: جزيرة

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  1. Al Jazeera

    Al Jazeera, also known as Aljazeera and JSC, is a broadcaster owned by the privately held Al Jazeera Media Network and headquartered in Doha, Qatar. Initially launched as an Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV channel, Al Jazeera has since expanded into a network with several outlets, including the Internet and specialty TV channels in multiple languages. Al Jazeera is accessible in several world regions. Until 2011, Al Jazeera was owned by the government of Qatar. Before and after the change, it has emphasized its editorial independence from the government of Qatar, though this has been disputed. The original Al Jazeera channel's willingness to broadcast dissenting views, for example on call-in shows, created controversies in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. The station gained worldwide attention following the outbreak of war in Afghanistan, when it was the only channel to cover the war live, from its office there. In the 2000s, the network was praised by the Index on Censorship for circumventing censorship and contributing to the free exchange of information in the Arab world, and by the Webby Awards, who nominated it as one of the five best news web sites, along with BBC News, National Geographic and The Smoking Gun. It was also voted by brandchannel.com readers as the fifth most influential global brand behind Apple, Google, Ikea and Starbucks. In 2011, Salon.com said Al Jazeera's coverage of the 2011 Egyptian protests was superior to that of the American news media, while U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton also opined that the network's news coverage was more informative, and less opinion-driven than American journalism.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Al Jazeera in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Al Jazeera in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Sly:

    The statements on any recordings or communications that Al-Jazeera plans to air are absolutely false and incorrect, to be clear, I am recanting any such statements and there is no truth to any statement of mine that Al-Jazeera plans to air.

  2. Todd Starnes:

    If nothing else, the leaked e-mail confirms what we've long suspected: Al Jazeera is nothing less than a propoganda machine for those who hate America, and while they are busy banning words - maybe Al Jazeera ought to add impartial and objective journalism to its list.

  3. Peter Greste:

    This is a case Mohamed Fahmy has brought, it's something he feels very strongly about against Al Jazeera. I wasn't involved in that case, my view is that we need to focus very much on the trial and the allegations against us in Egypt ... Al Jazeera isn't on trial in Egypt, Qatar isn't on trial in Egypt - it's the three of us.

  4. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning:

    The statements on any recording or communications that Al Jazeera plans to air are absolutely false and incorrect, to be clear, I am recanting any such statements and there is no truth to any statement of mine that Al Jazeera plans to air. Under no circumstances should any of those recordings, statements or communications be aired.

  5. Mohamed Hamouda:

    From the viewpoint of (those who) who fought the Muslim Brotherhood ... and the terrorism that we saw in our Egypt on their hands and their attempted religious dictatorship, the Al Jazeera channel was (the) right and left hand of the (Muslim Brotherhood) group, al Jazeera has always been the arm moving the extremist operations and the coup operations -- not in the pursuit of democracy as you Westerners want but in the pursuit of regional dominance for a small state.

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