Al Jazeera English will celebrate its one year anniversary tomorrow (15th November).

Since its launch in 2006, the channel has been setting the news agenda with award winning reporting from the under-represented corners of the globe.


“We can all be proud of our achievements. We proved the sceptics wrong and created a new channel that is already recognised as one of the major voices in global journalism,” said Managing Director of Al Jazeera English, Nigel Parsons

To mark the passing of its maiden year, Al Jazeera English will promote its extensive editorial scope with some of its best known presenters reporting live from key stories across the world.

The channel will showcase its dedication to accurate hard-hitting journalism through the exclusive broadcast of up to date special reports and first person accounts from some of the children who have been directly affected by the complex issues at the core of many landmark stories.

With it’s four broadcast centres in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington DC, Al Jazeera English is the first international TV news channel to provide a single 24-hour news feed to the entire English-speaking world.

Just recently the channel was acclaimed for producing unparalleled and exclusive coverage from Myanmar, Burma where undercover reporters vividly portrayed the violence that was used against protestors.

Other high points in Al Jazeera English۪s remarkable first year included being the only English-speaking TV station covering the Hamas takeover from inside Gaza, with its own offices becoming part of the battleground, its unrivalled coverage of the conflict between the rebel and Government/NATO forces in Afghanistan, being the first to announce Tony Blair۪s new job after finishing as British PM, with the Middle East Quartet, and some historic one-on-one interviews with leading figure from all over the world.