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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...

2014-01-29 12:24:55

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Oznoz, the new online channel for bilingual kids, is announcing its partnership with JCC (Al Jazeera Children's Channel), bringing some of the most popular original Arabic children's programming to North American viewers. The first children's channel in Middle East, JCC is providing this content in Arabic and also other languages including English and French to Oznoz. Saad Saleh Al-Hudaifi, Acting Executive General Manager of JCC said,...

2014-01-17 08:21:26

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2014 America Tonight launches a special series on the challenges currently facing American education on January 20(th) at 9 PM EST/6 PM PT. In part one, correspondent Soledad O'Brien profiles two families -- hailing from Ohio and Pennsylvania -- who have been tailed by private investigators, arrested and incarcerated for the 'crime' of enrolling their children in schools that were out of boundary from where they live. Additional segments will feature reports by...

2014-01-13 16:23:30

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club called today for the immediate release of five Al Jazeera journalists held prisoner in Egypt. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) "The ongoing imprisonment of these men and the continuing efforts of the Egyptian government to suppress Al Jazeera's reporting should be seen as anathema to supporters everywhere of the public's right to an independent and critical press," National Press...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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