A half billion dollars later Al-jezeera is the new owner of Current TV.  This should level the playing ground some what here in the US. We now have another news source to counter the corporate propaganda spewed out by the likes of CNN, FOX, NBC, etc.

They are not to be taken lightly. Whether they have a specific agenda remains to be seen.


  • Webby People's Choice Award for News and Politics in the online film and video category, The Stream
  • Royal Television Society: News Channel for the Year
  • Royal Television Society: Most Innovative Programme, The Stream
  • George Polk Award for Television Documentary, "Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark"
  • The Franklin D Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards, Freedom of Speech and Expression Medal
  • Alfred I DuPont Award, Best Documentary, "Haiti: Six Months On"
  • Foreign Press Association Awards (FPA), Best Environmental Story of the Year for "Bee Fence: Earthrise episode 1 (series 2)"
  • CINE Golden Eagle Award, "Burma Boy" for History Programming, Profession Telecast Non-fiction Category
  • CINE Golden Eagle Award, "Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark" for Investigative Programming, Profession Telecast News Division
  • CINE Golden Eagle Award, "The Crying Forest" for Investigative Programming, Professional Telecast News Division
  • CINE Golden Eagle Award, "Witness: Dream on Hold" for Informational Programming, Professional Telecast News Division
  • Monte Carlo TV Festival, Golden Nymph for Best News Documentary "Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark"
  • Amnesty International Media Award, "Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark" for International TV and Radio
  • Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, "Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark" for International Television
  • Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award - Grand Prize, "Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark"
  • One World Media Award, "Tanzania: Spell of the Albino" for Children’s Rights
  • The George Foster Peabody Award, Al Jazeera’s Coverage of the Arab Awakening
  • Scripps Howard Award for Television/Cable In-Depth Reporting, "Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark"
  • International Gold Panda Award, Best Short Documentary for "101 East: Bangladesh - Too Young to Work"
  • New York Festival, Silver Medal for "101 East: Nepal – Children for Sale"


  • Rory Peck Award, Best Feature, "Libya: Through the Fire"
  • Foreign Press Association, Documentary of the Year, "Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark"
  • Huffington Post Ultimate Media Gamechanger Award
  • Freesat Award, Best News Channel of the Year
  • Freesat Award, Coverage of a Single News Event, Al Jazeera’s Arab Awakening coverage
  • Arab British Culture and Society Award
  • Wincott Award for Best Television Coverage of a Business Issue,"Nablus: The Business of Occupation"
  • Columbia University Journalism Award
  • Promax Arabia Awards, Gold, Best in House Station Image
  • Promax Arabia Awards, Gold, Best Promo Campaign
  • Promax Arabia Awards, Gold, "Counting the Cost"
  • TIME magazine, Top 100 most influential people, Ayman Mohyeldin
  • Fast Company magazine, Most creative thinker of the year, Wadah Khanfar


  • Association of International Broadcasters, Clearest Coverage of a Single News Event
  • Freesat Award, Best News Channel of the Year
  • Monte-Carlo TV Festival, Best Television News Item, "Mexico in the Crossfire"
  • Amnesty International Award, International Television and Radio Award, People and Power
  • CONCENTRA Award for Breaking News, Casey Kauffman’s "Baby Feras"


  • International Emmy Awards Nomination, Finalist in Documentary Category, "Shooting the Messenger"
  • International Emmy Awards Nomination, Finalist in News and Current Affairs, "Russia-Georgia War" and Witness’s "Return to Nablus"
  • Concentra Award for Breaking News, "Up the Irrawaddy Delta"
  • International Digital Emmy Award nominee non-fiction, 2008 US election special


  • Foreign Press Association, News Story of the Year by a full member, Jonah Hull's "Russia-Georgia War"
  • Association of International Broadcasters Editors Award, Sami Al Haj, suffering endured and courage shown
  • Amnesty International Media Awards Best International TV Documentary,Tony Birtley's "The Lost Tribe - Secret Army of the CIA"
  • YouTube European Partners AwardsCommunity Champion Award, Al Jazeera Network
  • Monte-Carlo TV Festival, Golden Nymph Award - Best 24 Hour News Programme, on Gaza siege
  • CONCENTRA Award (2008), Breaking News, Tony Birtley’s "Inside Myanmar - The Crackdown"
  • Royal Television Society Journalism Awards, Young Journalist of the Year, Hamish Macdonald
  • Asian Television Awards, Best Current Affairs Programme, Tony Birtley’s "Inside Myanmar - The Crackdown"

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