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September 4, 2004 | Anne-Marie O'Connor, Times Staff Writer
When President Bush officially accepted the presidential nomination, his speech went out live via a satellite channel many delegates had never heard of in a language most could not understand. But his words reached an audience of 35 million Arab-speaking viewers, who tune in to Al Jazeera. "This is not the election of just any president," said Hafez Al-Mirazi, the Egyptian-born Washington bureau chief. "We are not talking about a president of just a country in the Americas or a banana republic.
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April 11, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Al Jazeera America is laying off dozens of employees as well as a large number of freelancers less than eight months after the news channel made its debut. In a memo to staff, Al Jazeera America President Kate O'Brian said the planning for and launch of Al Jazeera America last August required "considerable resources" and now that the network is up and running, "we are bringing our staffing levels into alignment with our long-range plan as per our original business case. " The cuts were across the entire network.
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March 30, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Lucia Newman, CNN's first and only correspondent based in Havana, has jumped to the new Al Jazeera International network, which plans to begin operations later this spring. Newman will be based in Al Jazeera's bureau in Buenos Aires. Journalist Mariana Sanchez, a former news anchor for Panamericana Television, will also work for Al Jazeera International in a Caracas, Venezuela, bureau, the network said Wednesday.
WORLD
April 10, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO - Video evidence submitted Thursday by Egyptian prosecutors at the trial for Al Jazeera journalists on terrorism-related charges left the defendants and their lawyers baffled and was rejected by the judge. Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Egyptian Canadian bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed are accused of “fabricating news” regarding the Muslim Brotherhood, which Egypt has branded a terrorist organization. The videos proffered as evidence against them included a documentary about Somalia made by Greste for the BBC, a recording of a news conference by a Kenyan official and a report produced by Mohamed's brother for another network about the effects of Egypt's political crisis on the tourism trade.
WORLD
April 19, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Iran suspended the operations of satellite TV channel Al Jazeera, accusing it of inflaming violent protests by the Arab minority in the country's southwest, state-run TV reported. Al Jazeera called the move "unexpected and unwarranted." The government said three protesters had died in three days in Khuzistan province. Iran's intelligence chief said 200 opposition-linked leaders of the demonstrations had been arrested.
BUSINESS
March 30, 2003
Regarding "Nasdaq Joins in Ban of Al Jazeera," March 26: Without a doubt, Al Jazeera is the most respected Arab broadcast -- respected for its independence and closely followed. At present, its Web site is showing hospital pictures that American sites and television are not allowing us to see, no doubt in the hope that we shall remain sheltered from the true horrors of war. That the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq should ban Al Jazeera is troubling. More troubling yet is that the Web site is hacked to prevent viewers from knowing what the Arab world currently sees.
BUSINESS
April 8, 2003 | From Associated Press
New York Stock Exchange officials have been meeting with representatives of Al Jazeera with an eye to restoring the Arab TV network's access to the trading floor, NYSE Chairman Richard Grasso said Monday. "We are in discussions with them," Grasso said in response to a question about the exchange's recent decision to revoke the credentials of two Al Jazeera reporters. "We are working in a collaborative [way] ... designed to return them in some way to reporting status."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2001
Thanks to Hussein Ibish and Ali Abunimah for their Oct. 22 commentary, "The CNN of the Arab World Deserves our Respect." It's about time two experts from the Arab American community set the record straight about Al Jazeera's credibility as a news organization. As America engages in its war against terrorism, it is our responsibility as Americans to educate ourselves about Arab culture and Middle Eastern politics. We can only be truly educated if this includes the Arab American community's perspective.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Al Jazeera Media Network detailed programming plans for the American news channel it is launching next week, which includes several high-profile evening news magazines. Set to debut Tuesday, Al Jazeera America will be available in about 50 million homes. It was able to secure that distribution after acquiring Current TV, the news and documentary channel that was co-founded by Al Gore. Time Warner Cable, the largest pay-TV distributor in Los Angeles and New York, does not have an agreement to carry Al Jazeera America.
OPINION
August 18, 2004
Re "News Should Flow in Iraq," editorial, Aug. 15: The Times, citing the critical importance of freedom of expression, was correct to condemn the closure of the Baghdad bureau of Al Jazeera by the Iraqi government. Al Jazeera has always given extensive airtime to U.S. government spokesmen and the government we brought to power. Without its Baghdad bureau, Al Jazeera no longer is in a position to balance its coverage of the opposition with interviews with the U.S.-sponsored government, which has partially disappeared from Arab television.
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February 3, 2014 | By Laura King
CAIRO -- The Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera on Monday objected strongly to the airing on Egyptian television of a video showing the arrest of two of its journalists, saying the leaked images were a clear attempt to stir up public sentiment against the pair in advance of any trial. The two, Egyptian-Canadian bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy and Australian correspondent Peter Greste, are among 20 Al Jazeera journalists accused by Egyptian prosecutors of supporting or joining a terrorist group.
WORLD
January 9, 2014 | By Laura King
CAIRO -- Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera said Thursday that three of its journalists, detained by Egyptian authorities on Dec. 29, had been remanded to an additional 15 days in custody. The three, two of whom hold foreign passports, have been accused of harming Egypt's state security and having links with the Muslim Brotherhood. All work for Al Jazeera's English-language service. The broadcaster, in statements posted on its website, has denied any wrongdoing on the journalists' part and demanded their release.
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January 8, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Al Jazeera America anchor John Seigenthaler visited "The Colbert Report" Tuesday night, and though he surely knew what to expect from a Stephen Colbert interview, this one was particularly brutal - and brutally funny. Seigenthaler, who spent close to a decade as an anchor for NBC News and MSNBC, joined the newly launched Al Jazeera America earlier this year as the channel's evening news anchor. But Colbert only wanted to ask about the dirt. "Who got to you and how?" Colbert asked right away.
WORLD
December 30, 2013 | By Laura King
CAIRO -- Four journalists working for Al Jazeera have been arrested by Egyptian authorities, the pan-Arab satellite channel said on its website, in an apparent escalation of Egyptian authorities' harsh campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood. The Qatar-based channel called for their immediate release. The four, who were arrested late Sunday, were identified by Al Jazeera as correspondent Peter Greste, producers Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed and cameraman Mohamed Fawzy. Greste, an award-winning Australian journalist, has previously worked for Reuters, CNN and the BBC, and Fahmy serves as Al Jazeera's Cairo bureau chief, according to colleagues.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Time Warner Cable will start carrying the news channel Al Jazeera America this week. According to the cable operator's website, Al Jazeera America will launch as early as this Friday on many Time Warner Cable systems around the country, including those in New York and Los Angeles. PHOTOS: 2012 highest-paid media executives In Los Angeles, Al Jazeera America will be on channels 445 (high definition) and 227 (standard definition). The channel will be on the cable company's "Variety Tier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO - California legislators scrambled Thursday to distance themselves from allegations of bribery and corruption against Democratic Sen. Ronald Calderon of Montebello, a day after details of a federal probe of his activities aired on a television network. The Capitol was roiling over comments attributed to Calderon in a report by the Al Jazeera cable network, based on what it identified as a sealed FBI affidavit, that he had enlisted other lawmakers to help him influence policy.
NEWS
October 28, 2004 | Reuters
Arabic satellite TV network Al Jazeera says it plans to hire more than 300 people globally in a bid to launch an English-language news channel before the end of next year. The network said last month it planned to launch the channel to counteract what it said was the Western networks' unbalanced reporting.
WORLD
October 9, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Veteran British broadcaster David Frost will go on-air next spring with Al Jazeera International, the English-language channel of the popular Arab satellite broadcaster, the network announced. Frost, who broadcast his final "Breakfast with Frost" program for British Broadcasting Corp. in May, would be among the "key on-air talent" on the 24-hour news and current affairs channel, Al Jazeera said in a statement. It quoted Frost as saying he was excited about his new job.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy and Anthony York
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Ronald Calderon allegedly accepted $60,000 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent during an elaborate sting operation, according to a report by the Al Jazeera television network, which cited what it described as a sealed federal affidavit. The money was in exchange for Calderon's efforts to expand tax credits available to the film industry and for hiring on the state payroll a woman purported to be the undercover agent's girlfriend - but who was also an undercover agent, according to the document, which the television network posted on its website.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy and Anthony York
SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Ronald Calderon allegedly accepted more than $60,000 in bribes from  undercover FBI agents during an elaborate sting operation, according to a report by the Al Jazeera television network, which cited a sealed federal affidavit. The bribes were paid in exchange for Calderon seeking a change in tax credits available to the film industry and for hiring on the state payroll a woman purported to be the undercover agent's girlfriend, but who was herself an undercover agent, according to the affidavit, which the television network released.
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