Al Jazeera English (AJE) is an international state-funded 24-hour English-language news and current affairs TV channel owned and operated by Al Jazeera Media Network, headquartered in Doha, Qatar.
It is a sister channel of the Bosnia and Herzegovina-based multi-language Al Jazeera Balkans, the online digital networks AJ+ and the original, Arabic-language, Al Jazeera (sometimes referred to as Al Jazeera Arabic).
The station broadcasts news features and analysis, documentaries, debates, current affairs, business, technology, and sports news, and claims to be the first global high-definition television network.
Al Jazeera English is the first English-language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. The channel aims to provide both a regional voice and a global perspective for a potential world audience of over one billion English speakers who do not share an Anglo-American worldview.
Instead of being run centrally, news management rotates between broadcasting centers in Doha and London. At its launch, the station had two additional such centres: in Washington, D.C. and Kuala Lumpur.
Complete news bulletins from Kuala Lumpur ended on 30 September 2010 and from Washington, D.C. on 28 January 2011; they were replaced by news from Doha. All news inserts from Kuala Lumpur ceased in early 2011 and from Washington DC they ceased on 15 April 2012.
By contrast, Al Jazeera English is one of the few global media outlets to maintain a presence in Gaza and in Harare.
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