Al Jazeera Announces Partnership with The Independent
Doha Qatar, January 14, 2009: Al JazeeraAl Jazeera and The Independent have announced a new partnership that brings Al Jazeera English video news bulletins to the web pages of the www.independent.co.uk, one of the leading British newspapers.
Al Jazeera English is the world's first English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Launched in 2006 Al Jazeera English is setting the global news agenda and acts as a bridge between cultures. With unique access as the channel of reference for Middle East events, and broadcast centres strategically placed around the world in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington DC, Al Jazeera English is balancing the information flow from South to North, providing independent and impartial news for a global audience from a grass roots level, giving voice to different perspectives from under-reported regions around the world. The channel now reaches over 130 million households in over a hundred countries.
The Independent and The Independent on Sunday are modern newspapers with a mission to take the broader view. Launched in 1986 and 1990 respectively, these innovative newspapers with an ever-increasing circulation are changing the face of British national newspapers in the 21st century.
Al Jazeera English channel's video news bulletins will be presented from the channel's broadcast centres in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington. The content is tailored to web users providing short, punchy news round-ups of 2-3 minutes duration and will be refreshed throughout the day.
Al Jazeera English now broadcasts to over 130 million homes worldwide with an editorial mission to give a 'voice to the voiceless', reporting stories that often go unreported from regions across the globe. As the first global English-speaking news channel based in the Middle East, Al Jazeera English's unparalleled access to ongoing events inside Gaza has delivered exclusive pictures and in-depth perspectives to worldwide audiences more familiar with western television news networks.