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2014-09-19 12:24:11

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Al Jazeera America has not only rejected the claims in a complaint filed by the prior owners of Current TV, led by former Vice President Albert Gore, Jr. and Joel Hyatt, but has filed its own suit against the former owners. Al Jazeera America's suit is based on misrepresentations by Gore and Hyatt in connection with Al Jazeera America's acquisition of Current TV. Al Jazeera America rightfully seeks compensation from an escrow fund...

2014-09-12 00:20:16

*PLUS ORIGINAL TITLE TRACK WITH SNOOP DOGG AND TOO $HORT* LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning filmmaker Marc Levin's (SLAM, Mr. Untouchable, Brick City) new documentary, "FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM" will be released on October 17, 2014 in select theaters. The first look of the trailer provides a sneak preview of the film's original title track by Snoop Dogg and Too $hort. Produced by Al Jazeera America in association with Blowback Productions and Royal...

2014-08-19 16:26:32

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Al Jazeera America ("Al Jazeera") rejects the claims in a complaint filed by prior owners of Current TV, led by former Vice President Albert Gore, Jr. and Joel Hyatt. The lawsuit and statement simultaneously issued by Al Gore's celebrity trial lawyer were designed to grab headlines with misleading accusations like "fraud" and "price discount." The truth is that this is an ordinary commercial dispute, of the type that courts decide all the...

2014-07-18 04:21:01

MANAMA, Bahrain, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alarab News Channel today announced that Laila Al Sheikhly is to join the channel's news team. She will anchor one of the channel's news programmes and brings with her nearly 25 years of experience in broadcast journalism. Laila joins Alarab from Al Jazeera and will form part of a near-300 strong team bringing the region's freshest news channel to air later this year. (Logo:...

2014-07-10 08:24:23

NEW YORK, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Critical Mention, the global leader in real-time TV Intelligence, enabling many of the world's largest business intelligence and big data platforms to efficiently include breaking news and other broadcast content from around the globe into their subscription platforms, announced a partnership with Al Jazeera Media Network today. The agreement extends to both direct subscribers of Critical Mention as well as the users of third-party media...

2014-06-26 16:23:58

DOHA, Qatar, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of Qatar's Ministry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs is hosting a conference to be held during the Islamic Holy month of Ramadan, with the sole aim of providing a stage for open dialogue between what seems to be a concerned Muslim world. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140626/694104 ) The nine day Cultural Security Through an Islamic Perspective dialogue intends to utilize the spirituality and...

2014-06-23 20:21:02

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club on Tuesday strongly protested the sentencing of three Al Jazeera reporters by an Egyptian court and renewed its urging for their prompt release. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO "The judicial treatment that these three journalists have received is horrendous and their sentencing is completely draconian and not at all in line with what one should expect of the commitment to press freedom...

2014-03-10 20:21:48

-- New Lockerbie evidence points to Iran NEW YORK, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Al Jazeera America today announced that the channel will air a new documentary, "Lockerbie: What Really Happened?," providing evidence to support what many have suspected for years - that Iran was behind the Pan Am 103 atrocity over Lockerbie in 1988. The revelations will be broadcast in an Al Jazeera America documentary to air on Tuesday, March 11(th) at 9 pm ET/6pm PT and repeats at...

2014-02-27 12:26:28

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club lent its voice today to a worldwide appeal for Egyptian authorities to release all jailed journalists, including four from Al Jazeera who have been imprisoned for months. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO "Journalism is not a crime--not in Egypt, not anywhere," National Press Club President Myron Belkind said. "We call upon the Egyptian government to ensure that these journalists, and all...

2014-02-19 12:27:44

"Borderland," AJAM's First Original Series, Premieres Sunday, April 6th and Tackles Multilayered Issue of Immigration NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Al Jazeera America will premiere "Borderland," a documentary series that follows ordinary Americans confronting the realities of illegal immigration, on Sunday, April 6(th) at 9 PM ET. In the four-part series, six Americans are tasked by the Pima County, Arizona medical examiner with retracing the footsteps of three deceased...


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