Iraq Suspends al-Jazeera for Promoting ‘Journalism’

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BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi authorities announced on Sunday that they had revoked the operating license of al-Jazeera, alleging that the satellite TV network is “promoting an informed populace through honest, engaging news coverage.” The ban coincides with the Iraqi government’s recent attempts to calm the spread of unrest in the country. More than 180 people have been killed in armed conflicts with…

Al Jazeera America Vows to Deliver No-Nonsense Coverage of Kardashians and Cute Kittens

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DOHA, Qatar — A month after Al Jazeera announced they had acquired Current TV and would be launching Al Jazeera America, new details have emerged regarding the Qatari-based network’s plans for original programming. In an interview on Monday, Al Jazeera Director General Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani revealed that the new 24-hour news station would combine Al Jazeera’s award-winning reporting with the “lowbrow…