Al Jazeera

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From Arabic الجَزِيرَة(al-jazīra, the island, the peninsula). Doublet of Algeciras and Algeria.


  • IPA(key): /æl dʒəˈziːɹə/

Proper noun[edit]

Al Jazeera

  1. A group of satellite television channels from Qatar. Two channels broadcast news in English and in Arabic, with other childrens’ and sport channels in Arabic.
    • 2003, Ralph Peters, “How Long?”, in Beyond Baghdad: Postmodern War and Peace, Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, published 2005, →ISBN, page 247:
      While the regime in Baghdad may look surprisingly strong to some—especially to all you al Jazeera fans—it’s important to remember that we only see the problems on our side.
    • 2007, Barry Eisler, Requiem for an Assassin, New York, NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, →ISBN, page 47:
      Dox turned his head and spat. “Yeah? What are you going to do, behead me and sell the videotape to Al Jazeera?”
    • 2012, Linda Svendsen, Sussex Drive, Toronto: Random House Canada, →ISBN, page 315:
      [] And later I found out that because Aisha had been found—the real Aisha, in Afghanistan—the RCMP couldn't keep it covered up. The Afghans told her she could talk to anybody about what she knew—even Al Jazeera.”
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Al Jazeera.