A Truly Global Network Al Jazeera English since 2006 is part of a growing network comprising more than 10 channels and divisions. Launched in 1996, Al Jazeera Arabic was the first independent news channel in the Arab world dedicated to providing comprehensive news and live debate. The network challenged established narratives and gave a global audience an alternative voice one that put the people back at the centre of the news agenda and quickly made it one of the world's most influential news networks. Each subsidiary in the Al Jazeera Media Network follows the same principles and values that inspire it to be challenging and bold, and to provide a voice for the voiceless in some of the most unreported places on the planet. It's a responsibility shared by every employee at the Al Jazeera Media Network. From our headquarters to our broadcast centres. In more than 70 bureaus around the world, we strive to deliver content that captivates, informs, inspires and entertains.