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  • Marcellus Williams faces execution despite new evidence

    08/21/2017 2:43:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 46 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 21th August 2017 | Yarno Ritzen
    On Tuesday night, the US state of Missouri is planning to execute Marcellus Williams despite a new report from a DNA expert that his lawyers argue supports his claim to innocence. In 2001, Williams, who is now 48, was convicted of the 1998 killing of Lisha Gayle. But his lawyers say new DNA evidence could exonerate him. The Missouri Supreme Court, however, has refused to review that evidence. Williams' lawyer, Kent Gipson, has described the Supreme Court's decision as "baffling". "We petitioned the court to look at the new evidence on August 14th, and less than 24 hours later they...
  • Israel slammed over Al-Jazeera 'repressive clampdown'

    08/07/2017 9:11:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.08.2017 | ls/cmk (AFP, dpa, AP)
    Human rights groups have denounced attempts by the Israeli government to shutter Al-Jazeera’s operations in the country. Israeli officials have accused the Qatari-owned broadcaster of “supporting terrorism.” Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has criticized the Israeli government for attempting to shut down the Al-Jazeera bureau in Jerusalem. “This is a brazen attack on media freedom in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The move sends a chilling message that the Israeli authorities will not tolerate critical coverage,” Amnesty said in a statement on Monday. On Sunday, Israeli Communications Minister Ayoob Kara announced the government’s intention to shutter the Qatari-owned broadcaster’s...
  • Al Jazeera: Israel seeks to shut offices and take network off air

    08/06/2017 12:03:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Communications Minister Ayoub Kara alleged that the channel supported terrorism, and said both its Arabic and English-language channels would be taken off air. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accuses the broadcaster of "incitement". Al Jazeera has condemned the decision. The Israeli government said it was basing its decision on a similar ban by several Sunni Arab states, amid their diplomatic rift with Qatar, which hosts and funds Al Jazeera. Mr Kara said cable TV providers had agreed to take the network off the air, but that closing its Jerusalem bureau would need further legislation. "Al Jazeera has become the main...
  • Why Cuba's future could be more promising than the US(Barf Alert)

    07/17/2017 6:28:40 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 25 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 17th July 2017 | Mark LeVine
    If someone would have told me a month ago that I'd spend my recent trip to Cuba obsessing over a missile crisis I would have told them I'm not that kind of historian. But there I was in Old Havana in early July, thinking about whether another missile crisis half way around the globe would lead to the world war that was so narrowly averted here five decades ago. Of course the missiles in question today are in North Korea, not in Cuba. But the fact that 55 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis and over a generation removed from...
  • CNN Jumps Into Bed With Al Jazeera

    07/05/2017 11:34:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/17 | Judi McLeod
    So the real story is that CNN, which has thrown in with Al Jazeera, is the new tag team that will be going after the POTUS full force Reddit should be smelling a big rat by now. The stench is coming from something even more putrid than Fake News Central CNN trying to hide under the rug on their blackmail attempts against the Reddit user behind the gif of President Trump wrestling a CNN image superimposed on WWE founder Vince McMahon.
  • Saudi Arabia shuts down Al Jazeera’s Riyadh bureau

    06/05/2017 3:00:22 PM PDT · by horsappl · 17 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 5 June 2017 | Staff writer
    Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture and Information has announced it has shut down Al Jazeera Media Network’s bureau in Riyadh and has revoked its operational license. “The move comes after Al Jazeera promoted the plots of terrorist groups, supported the Houthi militias in Yemen, and tried to break internal ranks with Saudi Arabia by and harming its sovereignty,” a statement on Saudi Press Agency read. Earlier in the day, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Maldives and Mauritius all declared they have severed ties with Qatar over the latter’s recent policies on extremism and terrorist financing.
  • Stepped into alternate reality

    04/29/2017 3:44:32 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 28 replies
    Just turned on Martha Stewart cooking school and the sponsors were Al Jazeera and Qatar Airlines. Bawaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  • Los Chapitos confuse Al Jazeera Journalist for Los Damaso , kidnap and assault them

    03/30/2017 3:58:16 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Borderland Beat ^ | March 30, 2017 | Translated by Otis B Fly-Whee
    An armed group of Ivan Archivaldo Guzman, son of El Chapo Guzman, detained and assaulted Al Jazeera journalists when confusing them with another delinquent group linked to Damaso Lopez "El Licenciado", in Villa Juarez, Navolato. The group of journalists were held for 45 minutes and were later released after the armed group realized their mistake. However the journalists were stripped of their vehicles, work tools and cell phones, and then set free in a field a kilometer from the Villamoros community. The victims had arrived in Sinaloa to work on a report on agricultural workers and violence, but in the...
  • Al Jazeera Paid Georgia Democrat Over $5,000 in Past 15 Months

    03/22/2017 7:49:33 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 22, 2017 | Brent Scher
    Financial disclosure shows direct payment from Qatari network to Jon Ossoff Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff has received over $5,000 in compensation from Qatari-owned Al Jazeera since January 2016, according to his recently filed financial disclosure report. Ossoff, who is hoping to win the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, has taken heat from Republican opponents for his ties to Al Jazeera, which has aired films produced by Ossoff's investigative film company. The London-based company Insight: The World Investigates (Insight TWI) has produced nine films for Al Jazeera since Ossoff joined as managing director and CEO...
  • Pull the plug on Al Jazeera over alleged Qatari ties to ISIS

    10/11/2016 6:12:44 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/11/16 | Marc Patrone
    Qatar and Saudi Arabia are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region Broadcast regulators in the U.S and Canada should pull the plug on Al Jazeera after leaked U.S government emails allege the Persian Gulf country is funding ISIS. The latest batch of hacked U.S government emails includes one by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to her campaign chairman suggesting that Qatar is helping to bankroll terrorist atrocities in the middle east and in the west.
  • Clinton email reveals: Google sought overthrow of Syria's Assad

    03/20/2016 7:32:41 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 77 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 3/19/16 | RUDY TAKALA
    Google in 2012 sought to help insurgents overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to State Department emails receiving fresh scrutiny this week. Messages between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's team and one of the company's executives detailed the plan for Google to get involved in the region. "Please keep close hold, but my team is planning to launch a tool ... that will publicly track and map the defections in Syria and which parts of the government they are coming from," Jared Cohen, the head of what was then the company's "Google Ideas" division, wrote in a July 2012...
  • Al Jazeera says it has been banned from Iraq over its reporting

    04/30/2016 6:04:39 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 4 replies
    dw.com ^ | 4/28/16
    Iraqi officials have reportedly revoked the broadcaster's license, marking the third time Al Jazeera has been banned in Iraq. The news organization says it was told it had violated codes of conduct and other rules. The Qatar-based news organization on Wednesday said its bureau in Baghdad had been shut down after the government accused it of violating laws. According to the pan-Arab broadcaster, Iraq's Communications and Media Commission (CMC) accused the company of "violations of the official codes of conduct and broadcasting rules and regulations." Those rules and regulations were issued in 2014 to regulate media coverage of the "war...
  • Al Jazeera America goes dark and CEO reflects: 'I believe we succeeded'

    04/12/2016 3:04:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2016 | Brian Stelter
    Al Jazeera America will fade to black on Tuesday night not even three years after it launched. But its CEO, Al Anstey, feels the news channel achieved something special. "We are signing off but, somewhat counterintuitively, I believe we succeeded," Anstey said. "People believe passionately in what we did." The channel prioritized sober, serious journalism. The way it was marketed -- as "fact-based, in-depth news" that gives "voice to the voiceless" -- implicitly criticized competitors for devoting too much time to opinion and official sources. Earlier this year, the channel's owner, Qatar, decided it could no longer bankroll Al Jazeera...
  • Al-Jazeera to slash 500 jobs, many in its Qatar headquarters

    03/27/2016 7:55:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 27, 2016 10:03 AM EDT | Adam Schreck
    Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based broadcaster, said Sunday it is slashing about 500 jobs a little more than two months after announcing the closure of its U.S. offshoot. The cutbacks come as 2022 World Cup host Qatar refocuses its spending priorities amid a steep drop in prices for oil and gas, the backbone of the OPEC nation’s economy. The Al-Jazeera Media Network described the cuts as part of a “workforce optimization initiative” tied to an evolving media landscape. …
  • Trump Gains Among Christians in the Middle East

    02/29/2016 1:25:35 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 25 replies
    creators.com ^ | February 18, 2016 | Ray Hanania
    Trump Gains Among Christians in the Middle East By Ray Hanania February 18, 2016 Donald Trump may have angered Muslims with his broad swipes at Islamic terrorism and violence, but he has garnered more positive sentiment from Christians in the Middle East. ...snip... Trump's comments have gained strong support among Arab Christians and Middle East Christians who feel as though mainstream Muslim activists have failed to fully confront extremists. Though Muslims reject the radicals' tactics of terrorism and violence, arguing that they twist the true face of Islam, their leadership fails in strategic communications. Trump is honest and compensates for...
  • Cam Newton: 'I'm an African American QB that Scares People'

    01/27/2016 2:41:27 PM PST · by Cecily · 108 replies
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suggested for the first time Wednesday that race may play a factor in why he's become a lightning rod for public criticism. "I'm an African-American quarterback that scares people because they haven't seen nothing that they can compare me to," said the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Newton. The No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL draft out of Auburn, Newton has his share of detractors who either don't like how he plays, his celebrations or his abundance of self-confidence.
  • Al Jazeera to Shut Down American News Channel

    01/13/2016 3:55:52 PM PST · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Keach Hagey and Joe Flint
    When Al Jazeera America was launched to great fanfare in 2013 its then-leader told The Wall Street Journal that it planned to skip tabloid fare in favor “fact-based, in-depth, long-format news” in part because it didn’t have to worry too much about profits. After all, it was backed by the oil-and-gas-rich government of Qatar, and oil was trading around $100 a barrel. On Wednesday, with oil trading near $30, Al Jazeera made an about-face, announcing it was shutting down American cable channel by April 30 for economic reasons. “While Al Jazeera America built a loyal audience across the U.S. and...
  • Al Jazeera America to shut down in April

    01/13/2016 11:35:42 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 62 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 1-16-2016 | Tom Kludt and Brian Stelter
    Al Jazeera America will shut down in April, sources at the company confirmed to CNNMoney. The news was announced at a sudden staff-wide meeting on Wednesday afternoon. An Al Jazeera spokeswoman did not immediately reply to a request for comment. Al Jazeera America has been lauded for quality reporting and commentary, but its ratings have remained anemic since launch. In prime time the channel only averages between 20,000 and 40,000 viewers on a typical day.
  • Al Jazeera Faces Critical Credibility Test Over Peyton Manning Doping Claim

    12/29/2015 10:44:37 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/29/15 | Marisa Guthrie
    In an effort to build an audience - and credibility - Al Jazeera America has staked its reputation on deep dive investigations and topics that mainstream TV news divisions have largely abandoned amid shrinking news budgets. And The Dark Side fit squarely in that wheelhouse. It was an undercover probe about doping in sports that fingered several high-profile current athletes including the Denver Bronco's superstar quarterback Peyton Manning. But now AJAM finds itself on the hot seat as the sources of some of the allegations have begun to recant amid furious denials from the athletes. "The allegation that I would...
  • Al Jazeera: 'We're not making the allegation against Peyton Manning'

    12/29/2015 12:46:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 29, 2015 | Will Brinson
    On Saturday night the football world erupted with the reported allegation from an Al Jazeera report about Peyton Manning being involved with a clinic that distributed HGH. The Al Jazeera report was first promoted via the Huffington Post, which highlighted Manning's name in the report because his wife allegedly received HGH shipments in Florida. Manning fired back quickly and aggressively, calling the report "complete garbage" and discussing the possibility of suing Al Jazeera for defamation.