May 05

- AJ staff denied bail on press freedom day (Al Jazeera, May 3, 2014):

Trial of three journalists adjourned by judge to May 15 after plea for freedom rejected for a second time.

An Egyptian court has denied bail to three Al Jazeera journalists, and extended the imprisonment of a fourth for 45 days in hearings that coincided with World Press Freedom Day.

The judge on Saturday adjourned the case of Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed until May 15, after hearing Fahmy repeat his request for bail. The first bail request was rejected on March 31.

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Mar 21

- Saudi Arabia tells Qatar to close Al-Jazeera (Al Bawaba, March 14, 2014):

Tensions continue to flare between Qatar and other Gulf countries, with Saudi Arabia demanding that Qatar shut down Al-Jazeera, a source told AFP on Friday.

The demand came during a Gulf Cooperation Counil meeting on March 5th. After the meeting, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia withdraw their ambassadors from Qatar.

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Feb 02

- Tough questions follow Al Gore book tour (Politico, Jan 31, 2013):

If you thought Al Gore was a media darling, you haven’t seen his latest book tour. Although Gore has been selective in which outlets he appears on to promote his new book, “The Future,” they haven’t treated the former vice president with kid gloves. From “Today” to “Morning Joe” to “Late Show with David Letterman” to “The Daily Show,” Gore has come under attack by his interviewers for his decision to sell Current TV to Al Jazeera.

(Also on POLITICO: Gore defends Current TV sale)

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Mar 05

Hillary Clinton: “Viewership Of Al Jazeera Is Going Up In The United States Because It’s Real News”

Added: 02.03.2011

Hillary Clinton Loves RT?

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Dec 23

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A con artist convinced the CIA that he could decode secret messages sent by Al-Qaeda through Al-Jazeera broadcasts

(AFP) WASHINGTON — A con artist convinced the CIA and other US agencies in 2003 that he could decode secret messages sent by Al-Qaeda through Al-Jazeera broadcasts, Playboy magazine reported.

Duped by claims that “bar codes” on Al-Jazeera television contained targeting information for Al-Qaeda attacks, former president George W. Bush’s administration raised the terror alert and cancelled several transatlantic flights in December 2003, the report said, citing former CIA officials.

The swindler at the center of the scam was Dennis Montgomery, head of a small software company in Reno, Nevada. He persuaded the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security that his technology could decipher messages with flight numbers and longitudes and latitudes meant for Al-Qaeda operatives.

With assistance from French intelligence, CIA officials eventually concluded there were no secret messages in Al-Jazeera television broadcasts, said the report, published in the magazine’s latest edition.

“A branch of the French intelligence services helped convince the Americans that the bar codes were fake,” it said.

CIA and French officials asked another technology company to find or re-create codes from Al-Jazeera transmissions and “found definitively that what Montgomery claimed was there was not,” it said.

But even after the CIA stopped cooperating with Montgomery, he succeeded in convincing other government agencies that he had valuable code-breaking technology.

In January 2009, he signed a three-million-dollar research contract with the US Air Force, according to Playboy.

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Sep 05

This is what Israel calls ‘defending’ it’s territory:

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So Hitler was just ‘defending’ Germany then?

Israel is the aggressor here and the maps prove it. Basta!

Is it any wonder Palestinians protest?


Israeli soldiers have fired tear gas on Palestinians protesting
against the Israeli separation barrier which cuts through their West
Bank village.

The soldiers also fired tear gas at Jacky
Rowland, Al Jazeera’s correspondent who was covering the event live
from near the village of Bilin.


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