Al Jazeera is a broadcaster owned by the privately held Al Jazeera Media Network and headquartered in Doha, Qatar.
Initially launched as an Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV channel, Al Jazeera has since expanded into a network with several outlets, including the Internet and specialty TV channels in multiple languages.
Al Jazeera is accessible in several world regions. Until 2011, Al Jazeera was owned by the government of Qatar.
In 2003, Al Jazeera hired its first English-language journalists, among whom was Afshin Rattansi,from the BBC’s Today Programme.