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Al Jazeera Media Network

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  • Egyptian court sentences police commander to 10 years for deaths

    CAIRO – A police commander was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison in connection with the deaths of 37 protesters who suffocated in a police van in the chaotic weeks after Egypt’s military-backed interim government took power. The mid-...
  • Al Jazeera America Disbands Sports Group, Lays Off Freelancers

    Al Jazeera America has disbanded its sports unit and laid off a few dozen freelancers who were brought on for the launch of the news channel last summer. Most of the departures were freelancers who were always intended to have a finite stay following the...
  • Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures

    Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures
    CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday sharply rejected a prominent human rights group’s criticism of two tough new draft anti-terror laws. The measures, which have yet to be signed into law by interim President Adly Mansour, so sweepingly define...
  • Young Turks Network raises $4 million from former Louisiana governor

    Young Turks Network raises $4 million from former Louisiana governor
    Left-leaning political talk show host Cenk Uygur has raised $4 million to expand his digital video company the Young Turks Network, and the money comes from a seemingly unlikely source: Republican Buddy Roemer, the former governor of Louisiana. Roemer's...
  • Al Jazeera Files $150 Million Compensation Claim Against Egyptian Government

    Al Jazeera Media Network has filed a $150 million compensation claim against Egypt on the grounds that a crackdown by the country's military-backed government has damaged its investments there since July 2013. The Qatari-owned broadcaster, its...
  • Surprise! Surprise! CNN's media critic demands more idle, repetitive speculation about the missing airplane!

     
    Here was Brian Stelter, host of CNN's media review program "Reliable Sources" closing his program Sunday: When I was at home Thursday night, sitting on the couch, channel surfing the way I do for news between NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN,......
  • Egyptian activist freed after 4 months in jail

    Egyptian activist freed after 4 months in jail
    CAIRO -- In a case closely watched by human rights advocates, a leading figure in Egypt’s 2011 revolution was freed on bail Sunday after spending nearly four months in jail. Alaa Abdel Fattah was arrested in late November, soon after a tough new...
  • MipTV: First Hand Films Inks Deals On 'Sound of Torture,' 'Footprints of War' and 'Shadows of Liberty'

    Switzerland-based First Hand Films has closed a flurry of deals across its slate of polically-engaged one-offs and docu series, including "Footprints of War," "Sound of Torture" and "Shadows of Liberty." Japan's NHK and Latin America's Telesur bought...
  • Real TV news stars rush to prostitute themselves on 'House of Cards'

    Real TV news stars rush to prostitute themselves on 'House of Cards'
    What is it about TV news anchors and reporters stampeding to play themselves in fictional movies and TV shows? Do they think they don't get enough screen time doing, you know, their real jobs? This habit has blotted the reputations of TV journalists for...
  • Egypt schedules presidential election for late May

    Egypt schedules presidential election for late May
    CAIRO — Egypt's election commission said Sunday that the first round of voting for a new president would be held May 26 and 27 and that any runoff would conclude within a month of that. Originally, the polling was to have taken place by mid-April....
  • 'Scandal,' 'House of Cards,' 'The Bridge,' 'Orphan Black' Among Peabody Winners

    The 73rd annual Peabody Award winners are a typically eclectic list ranging from hits such as ABC's "Scandal" and AMC's "Breaking Bad" to Netflix's groundbreaking drama "House of Cards" to BBC America's buzzworthy "Orphan Black." Among the scripted...
  • John Oliver: The Al Jazeera America of comedy news?

    John Oliver: The Al Jazeera America of comedy news?
    If "The Daily Show” is MSNBC and "The Colbert Report" is Fox, then "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver," which debuted Sunday night on HBO is ... Al Jazeera America. Ever since the BBC debuted "That Was the Week That Was" in 1962 (Note to Oliver:...