BSKYB is in talks to launch Sky News in Arabic. The service would compete with Al-Jazareera and would be free-to-air. Media Guardian is reporting that the new service is a 50/50 joint venture between Sky and an Abu-Dhabi based investor.
An international news network, originaly it was an Arabic news station but has grown in popularity. Its headquarters are in Doha, Qatar.
# al-jazeera - Today’s News
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
# al-jazeera - Monday 23 June, 2014
Three men are among a group of journalists convicted of ‘falsifying news’ and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.
# al-jazeera - Friday 28 February, 2014
The Hollywood actor will be jetting into the capital next week.
# al-jazeera - Monday 30 December, 2013
Award-winning journalist arrested in Egypt as Muslim Brotherhood labelled a ‘terrorist organisation’
Peter Greste, a former BBC journalist currently working for Al-Jazeera, won the prestigious Peabody award in 2011.
# al-jazeera - Monday 2 September, 2013
Russ Finn was freed yesterday, his employers Al Jazeera have confirmed. He was held without charge after being arrested with three colleagues last Tuesday.
# al-jazeera - Friday 30 August, 2013
Russ Finn was working for broadcaster Al-Jazeera in Cairo. He has been held since Tuesday when he was arrested along with two colleagues.
# al-jazeera - Thursday 3 January, 2013
The international broadcaster has bought Current TV in a deal aimed at allowing it to expand in the US market.
# al-jazeera - Tuesday 8 May, 2012
It is the first time in 14 years that a foreign journalist has been kicked out of China.
# al-jazeera - Saturday 5 May, 2012
Sky News Arabia will broadcast rolling news from Abu Dhabi, starting tomorrow.
# al-jazeera - Wednesday 21 March, 2012
The broadcaster is danger of losing their rights to show top flight English football according to the league’s chief executive.
# al-jazeera - Thursday 20 October, 2011
A video has emerged which claims to show Gaddafi’s corpse (not main picture here) as National Transitional Council in Libya confirms the ousted leader was captured and died of his wounds.
# al-jazeera - Sunday 21 August, 2011
A newsreader on the state-run al-Libiyah channel waves a gun and says station staff will die to protect it.
# al-jazeera - Tuesday 16 August, 2011
The Palestinian journalist appeared before an Israeli military court today.
# al-jazeera - Tuesday 5 July, 2011
Day 112 of the Syrian Revolution and Assad’s crackdown on the anti-government movement continues as tanks move on the city of Hama.
# al-jazeera - Friday 17 June, 2011
Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets across Syria, as troops begin to move into towns.
# al-jazeera - Wednesday 18 May, 2011
# al-jazeera - Tuesday 26 April, 2011
New leaked diplomatic cables show how the US asking its Dublin office to provide profiles of influential Irish Muslims.
# al-jazeera - Friday 11 February, 2011
The appointed vice-president has announced that Mubarak has decided to “waive the office of the republic”.
# al-jazeera - Friday 28 January, 2011
Wife of former Sky Sports presenter says that sexist remarks were just ‘banter’.
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