7 Things You Need to Know About Al Jazeera

Posted by on Jan 04, 2013 at 8:40 am

Al Jazeera made a big move Wednesday, taking over former Al Gore’s Current TV in a major deal that will bring the Qatar-financed news source to millions of U.S. cable subscribers.

Current TV cofounder Joel Hyatt hailed the network’s “journalistic integrity” in a memo sent to staff, many of whom are likely to be cleared out by the oil-backed company as it forms a new network, possibly called “Al Jazeera America” or “beIN,” after Al Jazeera’s sports network. (Yes, Al Jazeera has a sports network.)

What to expect from such a network? We’ve compiled seven of Al Jazeera’s greatest hit to provide some clues.

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