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CEO Weekends: Al Jazeera’s AJ+ Wants to be the Future of News Globally

ajplusWe all know Al Jazeera, or have at least heard about it but forget its title as the world’s leading media firm with investigative news pieces, documentary and children’s channels.

Al Jazeera’s latest innovation, AJ+,  a new digital channel using social and online as the new means of telling and sharing news to empower the increasingly online generation and give voice to voiceless. The online only platform aims to air current affairs experience for mobiles and social streams with great engaging and shareable content encompassing Al Jazeera’s tradition of fearless, global and socially conscious journalism.

The firm is moving mobile with both bitesize and in-depth stories as well as videos and is at the moment hiring producers, editors and almost everyone to join its team before its official launch. The firm says it’s mixing latest technology with good old-fashioned journalism.

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ajrFounded more than 15 years ago as an independent news channel in the Arab world, Al Jazeera is now a global media network consisting of over twenty channels – Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera America, Al Jazeera Balkans, Al Jazeera Mubasher, Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr, Al Jazeera Documentary, Al Jazeera Turk, the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center, and the Al Jazeera Center for Studies.

The network’s news channels have an extensive newsgathering reach with over eighty bureaus across all the continents of the world. It’s indepth global approach to journalism and a commitment to give ‘voice to the voiceless’, has won it numerous awards and plaudits such as the Columbia Journalism Award, a DuPont award, the four Freedoms medal, a Peabody, and RTS News Channel of the Year.

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We won’t wait for the digital platform to launch.

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