About Us

A Truly Global Network

Launched in 1996, Al Jazeera Arabic was the first independent news channel in the Arab world dedicated to providing comprehensive news, and live debate.

The network challenged established narratives and gave a global audience an alternative voice—one that put the human being back at the centre of the news agenda and quickly made it one of the world’s most influential news networks.

Since then, it has added new channels and services whilst maintaining the independent, pioneering spirit that defined its character. Each subsidiary in the Al Jazeera Media Network follows the same principles and values that inspire it to be challenging and bold, and provide a voice for the voiceless in some of the most underreported places on the planet. It’s a responsibility shared by every employee at the Al Jazeera Media Network. From our headquarters, to the broadcast centres, and at more than 70 bureaus around the world, we strive to deliver content that captivates, informs, inspires and entertains.


Al Jazeera is a place that lights the darkest shadows and gives the voiceless a voice. Our mission is to deliver captivating content to the world, which informs, inspires and entertains, through our talented, creative and spirited people. We reach deeper, broader, and closer with our content, platforms and interactions.

By respecting the diversity and humanity of the world, we’re rebalancing global media. Two ideals-integrity and respect-lie behind everything we do. We tell real stories, on behalf of people.

Our pioneering spirit constantly strives for excellence, maintaining credibility through impartial, accurate, and comprehensive representation.

We are

Al Jazeera Media Network

and we cover the world.

Al Jazeera Arabic

Launched in 1996, Al Jazeera Arabic changed the face of media in the Middle East.

Al Jazeera English

First English-language news channel to broadcast from the Middle East.

Al Jazeera Documentary

First and only MENA-centred
documentary channel.

Al Jazeera Mubasher

First middle eastern 24-hour live news and events channel.

Al Jazeera Balkans

Provides viewers with a breadth of coverage previously unavailable in the region.

Al Jazeera Turk

Using online media platforms, it reaches audiences over 120 million viewers worldwide, including Turkish-speaking audiences around the world.

Al Jazeera Centre for Studies

Provides decision makers, academics and citizens with credible geo-political insight and analysis from and on the MENA region.

Al Jazeera Media Institute

Provides decision makers, academics and citizens with credible geo-political insight and analysis from and on the MENA region.