Voltaire Network

Al Jazeera America coming to your TV


Qatar has bought cable channel Current TV, co-founded by former Vice-President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, to turn it into Al-Jazeera America.

The acquisition permits Qatar to reach 40% of U.S. households immediately.

The transaction is valued at $ 500 million, including 100 for Mr. Gore.

In addition to its channels in Arabic, Al-Jazeera broadcasts in English, Urdu, Turkish, Bosnian and Serbo-Croatian. The consortium should soon launch a channel in French.

Al-Jazeera is a news channel whose programs have all been controlled since 2005 by the Muslim Brotherhood. The English Channel wants to appear secular and liberal, while the channels in Arabic and religious and Islamic.

Voltaire Network

Voltaire, international edition

Article licensed under Creative Commons

The articles on Voltaire Network may be freely reproduced provided the source is cited, their integrity is respected and they are not used for commercial purposes (license CC BY-NC-ND).

Support Voltaire Network

You visit this website to seek quality analysis that enables you to forge your own understanding of today’s world. In order to continue our work, we need you to support our efforts.
Help us by making a contribution.

How to participate in Voltaire Network?

The members of our team are all volunteers.
- Professional-level mother-tongue translators: you can help us by translating our articles.

The twilight of NATO
The twilight of NATO
by Thierry Meyssan
Pat Buchanan Talks Up “October Surprise” for Hillary
World Crisis Radio
Pat Buchanan Talks Up “October Surprise” for Hillary
by Webster G. Tarpley, Partners
255. The Swiss Patern of Collaboration
«Current Concerns», n°17, August 15th, 2016
The Swiss Patern of Collaboration
254. New Cold War or European Collaboration ?
«Current Concerns», n°16, July 29th, 2016
New Cold War or European Collaboration ?
253. Brexit
«Current Concerns», n°15, July 12th, 2016
The EU-Nato Steel Agreement
“The Art of War”
The EU-Nato Steel Agreement
by Manlio Dinucci, Voltaire Network