Al Jazeera is an international news network headquartered in Doha, Qatar, that focuses on the Middle East and reports in Arabic and English. It’s received a lot of attention for its coverage of the crisis in Egypt this week particularly as the Egyptian government reportedly blocked the station from broadcasting in the country and as reports have surfaced that some journalists working for the network have been restricted from reporting.
It has a reputation as one of the few unbiased sources for news in a volatile region where many news agencies are funded by governments with their own agenda. But is it really unbiased? And who funds it? Find out by taking the quiz below!
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All Jazeera is an Arabic word meaning:
Al Jazeera translates to the island, which is an abbreviation for the Arabian Penisula, the region the station primarily covers.
Where is Al Jazeera based?
Al Jazeera is based in Doha, Qatar and has bureau stations in Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington D.C.
When was Al Jazeera founded?
Al Jazeera was founded in 1996 with an initial investment from the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa.
True or False: Al Jazeera reports news only in Arabic.
False. Al Jazeera reports in English and Arabic and they have plans to expand to Urdu, the language commonly spoken in Pakistan.
How big is Al Jazeeras audience?
Between its Arabic and English language audiences, about 200 million people watch Al Jazeera. In context, there are about 300 million people living in the United States.
True or False: Al Jazeera is banned from reporting at the New York Stock Exchange.
True. The NYSE exchanged banned Al Jazeera in 2003, after the network faced criticism from the U.S. for its coverage of the war in Iraq.
Which U.S. Cable company broadcasts Al Jazeera?
None of the above. Al Jazeera is unavailable on the major cable companies in the United States.