Tag Archives: Al Jazeera

Netanyahu’s Cabinet Votes To Shut Down Al Jazeera

The New York Times reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said on Sunday that his cabinet had voted to shut down the Israeli operations of Al Jazeera, a Qatar-based network that is one of the most widely viewed sources of television news in the Arab world. The decision, which had been expected, could complicate Israel’s relationship with Qatar, which …

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Israel Seeks To Shut Down Al Jazeera’s Local Bureau

Reuters reports: Israel’s communications minister said on Sunday he was seeking a possible closure of Al Jazeera’s local bureau, and accused the Qatari news station of pro-Hamas incitement and of exposing Israeli soldiers to potential attack from Gaza. The proposal to shut down Al Jazeera had been vetted by Israeli security officials and was being vetted by legal experts, Shlomo …

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Al Jazeera America To Shut Down

USA Today reports: Al Jazeera America, the American cable news outlet owned by Qatar-based Al Jazeera, plans to shut down less than three years after its much-ballyhooed launch, unable to overcome low ratings, operational problems and a lack of advertisers. The cable news network will be phased out by April 30, according to a memo that was e-mailed to staffers …

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Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera America

Former Vice President Al Gore has filed a breach of contract suit against Al Jazeera America, alleging that the network is withholding $65M owed from the sale of Current TV. Note the name of Gore’s attorney. “Al Jazeera America wants to give itself a discount on the purchase price that was agreed to nearly two years ago,” Gore’s lawyer David …

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Al Jazeera On Ali Forney Center

As part of its coverage of the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, yesterday Al Jazeera published a story about the destruction the Ali Forney Center’s Manhattan headquarters, which staffers found devastated by chest-high seawater. But Al Jazeera says that the public’s reaction to Ali Forney’s plight was one of the few “feel-good stories” of the storm. And that good feeling was …

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Al-Jazeera Reports On Clement Meric

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Al Jazeera On LGBT Rights In Asia

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O’Reilly Slams Al Gore Over Current Sale

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Al Jazeera Buys CurrentTV

In a move that has wingnuts screaming, Al Jazeera has acquired Al Gore’s CurrentTV. Al Jazeera on Wednesday announced a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore, a former vice president, and his business partners seven years ago. Al Jazeera plans to shut Current and start an English-language channel, which will …

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