Tag archive for ‘Al Jazeera’
Jewish Business News On Thursday, August 16th, 2018

U.S. Passes Law Calling on Qatar-Owned Al Jazeera to Register as Foreign Agent

The United States Congress approved new legislation that would force foreign-owned media organizations, such as Qatar’s Al Jazeera, to register as a foreign agent under U.S. regulations. The National Defense More...

Itamar Eichner On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Netanyahu considering closing down Al Jazeera offices in Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering closing down the Israeli offices of Qatari TV network Al Jazeera. The prime minister held an initial discussion on the topic on Monday, and the Government Press More...

News Brief On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Al-Jazeera’s Bein buys Turkish pay-TV network Digiturk

Qatari media group beIN has completed the takeover of Turkish satellite network and pay-tv provider Digitürk, a statement from the company said late on July 13, while Qatari Emir Tammim bin Hamad al-Thani More...

Jewish Business News On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

DirectTV Triples Lawsuit Claim Against Al Jazeera America to $75 Million

– – A lawsuit brought by American satellite television service DirectTV against Al Jazeera America which originally sought $28.5 million is now up to $74.5 million. The company is suing Al Jazeera More...

Lilach Weissman On Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Al Jazeera Journalist Ahmed Mansour Held In Germany On Egyptian Warrant

– – Ahmed Mansour, a television reporter for Al Jazeera, has been detained in Germany on an arrest warrant from Egypt. Both the network and journalists everywhere are outraged. The 52-year-old More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Al Jazeera Sued Again Over Discrimination and Anti-Semitism

– – Yet another Federal discrimination suit has been brought against Al Jazeera. This time it is Shannon High-Bassalik, a former senior vice president at Al Jazeera America, who has accused the More...

News Brief On Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Journalist Mohammed Fahmy Files $100 Million Lawsuit Against Al Jazeera

– – Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, who spent after more than a year in prison in Egypt on terrorism-related charges, claims to have filed a civil suit against the network in Canada. Fahmy’s More...

New York Post On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Al Jazeera America news boss Is Out

– Al Jazeera America news boss Marcy McGinnis resigned from the news channel Monday, sources confirmed. The resignation letter sent to staff read in part, “Last week, Ehab [CEO Al Shihabi] reminded More...

Variety On Monday, May 4th, 2015

Al Jazeera America In Turmoil After Lawsuit Alleges Anti-Semetism and Sexism

– – Major changes are coming to Al Jazeera America after a wrongful termination suit was brought against it. Two senior executives — communications exec VP Dawn Bridges and human resources exec More...

JNS On Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Al-Jazeera Retracts and Apologizes for False Gaza Flooding Story

The Al-Jazeera network retracted and issued an apology for a story that claimed Israel purposely opened up dams in southern Israel that caused severe flooding in Gaza on Feb. 23. Al-Jazeera posted on its website, More...

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