Al Jazeera promotes the importance of free expression through media and journalism.

Free expression / Civil society
Media / Journalism
Archive - Prince Claus Laureate 1999


Al Jazeera Media Network is a global media conglomerate based in Qatar. Founded in 1996, it initially emerged as a single Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV channel but has since expanded into a media network comprising multiple channels and services. The network operates with the mission of providing comprehensive news coverage and in-depth analysis that challenges established narratives and offers diverse perspectives, particularly from the Middle East and the Global South.Al Jazeera's practice encompasses a broad spectrum of media production, including news, documentaries, live events, and online content, focusing on themes such as global politics, social issues, and cultural stories. Al Jazeera has also made an impact through its commitment to journalistic integrity and freedom of speech. This dedication has established Al Jazeera as a critical player in the global media landscape, influencing public discourse and contributing to a more informed society.