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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Al Jazeera English Nominated as News Channel of the Year

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Al Jazeera English Nominated as News Channel of the Year

Doha, Qatar, 8 February, 2011 - The Royal Television Society (RTS), the United Kingdom’s leading forum for television, has nominated Al Jazeera English for its News Channel of the Year award.

AJE will be up against the BBC and Sky’s news channels at the ceremony which will be held on 23 February 2011 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

It’s the second year running that the channel has been shortlisted. The nomination is for 2009/10 so comes before the recent acclaim for Al Jazeera's Tunisia and Egypt coverage.

Al Anstey, Managing Director of Al Jazeera English said:

“We are delighted to be nominated for such a prestigious award in the UK.  This is a testament to the dedication of all of our staff, as well as AJE’s commitment to the highest quality journalism, story-telling, and coverage of global news.” 


About Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English is the first English language world news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Launched in November 2006, Al Jazeera English seeks to present every side and every angle to its stories and act as a bridge between cultures. With unique access, making it the channel of reference for Middle East events, and 65 bureaus strategically placed around the world, Al Jazeera English provides independent and impartial news for a global audience, giving voice to different perspectives from under-reported regions around the world.
Al Jazeera English is available in more than 100 countries to more than 220 million households worldwide.  The channel was awarded “Best 24 Hour News Programme” at the 48th and 50th Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival and has received awards from the Royal Television Society, Amnesty International and YouTube. The channel has also received a total of six International Emmy nominations in the News, Documentary and Current Affairs categories. 
Al Jazeera started out more than fourteen years ago as the first independent Arabic news channel in the world dedicated to providing comprehensive television news and live debate for the Arab world. Al Jazeera was formally named the Al Jazeera Network in March 2006, transforming its operation into an international media corporation – the Al Jazeera Network now consists of the flagship Al Jazeera Arabic channel, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Documentary, Al Jazeera Sport, Al (the English and Arabic web sites), the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center, the Al Jazeera Center for Studies, Al Jazeera Mubasher (Live), and Al Jazeera Mobile.
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