About Al Jazeera:
Al Jazeera (also known Jazeera Satellite Channel) came to air on exactly this day; November 1, 1996 after the closure of BBC Arabic by the Saudi government due to an attempted suppress of information, including a graphic report on executions and prominent dissident views.
Al Jazeera started with a six(6) hour programme per day and increased to twelve(12) hours in 1997. Reaching more than two hundred and seventy million(270 million)
households in over one hundred and forty(140) countries across the globe. Al Jazeera Network has employed more than four thousand(4000) highly experienced staff from over seventy(70) countries making their newsroom the most diverse in the world.
Their impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise.