Al Jazeera

Qatari international television channel
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w:Al Jazeera Al Jazeera Arabic (Arabic: الجزيرة Al-Jazīrah [æl (d)ʒæˈziːrɐ], lit. 'The Peninsula') is a Qatari state-owned Arabic-language news television network. It is based in Doha and operated by the Al Jazeera Media Network, which also operates Al Jazeera English. It is the largest news network in the Middle East and North Africa region.[3][4] It was founded in 1996 by the then Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Al Jazeera gained popularity in the Arab World as an alternative to the previous landscape of largely local state owned broadcasters,[5] with its early coverage being openly critical of autocratic leaders in the region, as well as hosting a wide range of viewpoints,[6] gaining credibility through its extensive frontline coverage of the Second Intifada and the Iraq War.[7] Independent sources have described Al Jazeera Arabic's news coverage as more partisan than that of Al Jazeera English[8][5][6], with the station openly supporting the 2011 Arab Spring,[5] as well as giving favourable coverage of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups.[8][5]

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