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Features of the Website Al Jazeera English

This includes Al Jazeera, the original international Arabic-language 24-hour news channel launched in 1996. Al Jazeera Sports, a popular Arabic-language sports channel launched in 2003. Al Jazeera Mobasher, also known as Al Jazeera Live, a live politics and public interest channel which broadcasts conferences in real-time without editing or commentary, launched in 2005. Al Jazeera Children’s Channel, also known as JCC, a children’s interest channel launched in 2005. Al Jazeera English, a global English-language 24-hour news channel launched in 2006. and Al Jazeera Documentary Channel, an Arabic language documentary channel launched in 2007 (Wiki-Al Jazeera, 2008). Al Jazeera English is the 24-hour English-language news and current affairs channel of the Al Jazeera media group. It is the first global English language news channel that is headquartered in the Middle East, which the group believes is a unique position that will shape its destiny of becoming the English-language channel of reference for Middle Eastern events. With reference to Al Jazeera Arabic, its mother company and the historically significant broadcast of Osama bin Laden’s statements after September 11, 2001, Al Jazeera English aims to give voice to untold stories, promote debate, and challenge established perceptions. (Corp Profile, 2008).The internet website of Al Jazeera English is located at http://english.aljazeera.net/. This paper critically reviews the Al Jazeera English website in terms of content, design, functionality, and navigation, as well as proposes technical and journalistic improvements to the site and its contents. Like most news websites, Al Jazeera English presents its headline news on its front page. But being an Islam-oriented site, the headline news consists of Islamic country/people-related news items. Also on the front page are quick links to world news. sports. programs. focus features, analysis, and comments. Al Jazeera English TV schedule. and featured videos. The front page also contains quick links to jobs with Al Jazeera, emails related to published articles, asearch link and a link to the Arabic version.

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