Growth and Expansion
Al Jazeera Media Network continues to expand its reach geographically and digitally, whilst maintaining its journalistic integrity, independence, pioneering spirit and relentless focus on the human story.
With more than 70 offices around the world, Al Jazeera delivers content that informs, captivates and inspires in different languages across various platforms. The Network launched various centres and institutes that have become leaders in their respective fields:
- Al Jazeera Media Institute (2004) – Dedicated to the empowerment and training of media professionals through specialised journalism and media programmes.
- Al Jazeera Centre for Studies (2006) – A MENA-region think tank, providing geo-political insight and analysis.
- Al Jazeera Public Liberties and Human Rights Centre (2008) – A leading source in promoting human rights and press freedom in media.
Digital and Innovation
Al Jazeera Media Network has been keeping up to date with the rapidly evolving world of technology that has been changing the field of journalism and the way in which news is produced, distributed and consumed.
Al Jazeera has maintained and keeps expanding its host of digital products via its incubation initiatives. Starting with the aljazeera.net website, a pioneer in the online production of news for the Arab world, Al Jazeera has expanded over the years to launch innovative award-winning digital platforms such as AJ+; Al Jazeera Podcasts; and Al Jazeera Contrast, a virtual and augmented reality production house catering to younger generations.
Established in San Francisco, USA in 2014, AJ+ is the bold, youth-oriented, award-winning digital platform from Al Jazeera producing creative, short-form storytelling content in four languages (English, Spanish, Arabic, French) and focused on marginalised communities.
AJ+ channels publish video and text content on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, reaching a combined audience of hundreds of millions across all four of its channels.
Al Jazeera launched its first podcast series in 2017, becoming the first news broadcaster in the Arab world to venture into this field. In doing so, it sought to expand its reach with engaging content in impactful and innovative ways.
Today, Al Jazeera Podcasts offers a variety of series, in both Arabic and English, catering to its wide range of audiences. Its content is inclusive of social, cultural, political and economic topics, across multiple different genres.
Al Jazeera, 25 Years On
Despite the many challenges the network has faced over the years, its dedication to ‘the Opinion and the Other Opinion’ and its courageous pursuit of truth remains steadfast.
What started as a groundbreaking and pioneering news channel in the Arab world has evolved into a renowned international media network that continues to receive accolades and recognition for its independent, credible and in-depth journalism. In 2021, Al Jazeera Media Network celebrated its 25-year Silver Jubilee, which paid tribute to the triumphs and resilience of the Network’s journalistic achievements.