A year ago, OpenMedia.ca and Canadians for Al Jazeera, along with several other groups, rallied people from across Canada to contact the CRTC in support of Al Jazeera English's (AJE) application to broadcast in Canada. Of the approximately 2,800 public comments submitted to the CRTC, all were in favour of bringing the broadcaster to Canada, except 40 parties who filed comments in opposition.
In January 2011, Al Jazeera launched its WikiLeaks-inspired Al Jazeera Transparency Unit (AJTU). The aim of the AJTU initiative is to promote tranparency in government and corporate practices.
Essentially, AJTU encourages whistleblowers to anonymously submit content for review by Al Jazeera's editorial department. Content submitted for evaluation may include documents, photography, audio and video clips, etc. Submissions deemed to be of merit may be featured on Al Jazeera broadcasts.
The New York Times reckons "it is Al Jazeera's moment." Indiantelevision.com gushed: "The western media's countless criticism of the Qatar-based satellite channel has bitten dust in the face of the network's relentless coverage of the event.... During the initial days of the coverage, American media used Al Jazeera video and referred to its content with admiration, usually reserved for the BBC.... Al Jazeera surely has won new fans across the United States for its up-close, around-the-clock coverage of the protests in Egypt."
For more than a decade, since the collapse of the Camp David talks in 2000, the mantra of Israeli politics has been the same: "There is no Palestinian partner for peace."
This week, the first of hundreds of leaked confidential Palestinian documents confirmed the suspicions of a growing number of observers that the rejectionists in the peace process are to be found on the Israeli, not Palestinian, side.
Some of the most revealing papers, jointly released by Al-Jazeera television and Britain's Guardian newspaper, date from 2008, a relatively hopeful period in recent negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
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"The report below was published in Al-Jazeera Arabic. It surprised me that Al Jazeera English is not publishing the same information on their homepage...
There is a deep gap between what the Arabic and Al Jazeera English are reporting.
Nobody knows why Al Jazeera in English seems to follow an editorial policy based on misleading their foreign (not Arabic speaking) readers,
especially with their reports about the American and Israeli occupations..."