Al Jazeera

Al-Jazeera To Slash 500 Jobs Worldwide

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.27.2016 | Canada Business

The network said the cuts are part of a "workforce optimization initiative."

Al Jazeera America Is Shutting Down

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Business

The network launched in August 2013 with a plan to offer serious-minded news coverage.

Was Mohamed Fahmy a Victim of Stephen Harper's Ideology?

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

In an odd twist of fate, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi decided to have a change of heart and "pardon" three Al Jazeera journalists including Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy. Whether Sisi was feeling charitable on the eve of the Muslim holiday of Eid-Ul-Adha or wanted to improve his faltering global reputation before his visit to the United Nations is unknown.

How Mohamed Fahmy Ended Up In An Egyptian Jail

CP | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada

Here are some key dates.

Persecuted Journalist Mohamed Fahmy To Join UBC As Speaker

CBC | Posted 07.23.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Mohamed Fahmy was charged with spreading false news in Egypt.

Al Jazeera Says Israel Shot At Its Office In Gaza

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada

Qatar-based network Al Jazeera is holding Israel responsible for an attack on its office in Gaza....

A Canadian Passport Can't Save You From Being Wrongly Accused and Imprisoned

Amy Awad | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Amy Awad

Along with the widely-publicized sentencing of a Canadian journalist in Egypt, several other Canadians are currently being held abroad under dubious circumstances and critics say the Canadian government has repeatedly let them down. "Over the past decade a growing number of Canadian citizens and permanent residents have experienced serious human rights violations in other countries, while imprisoned by governments or held by armed groups," says Amnesty International on its website.

7 Years In An Egyptian Jail

CP | Sarah El Deeb, The Associated Press | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada

CAIRO - Three Al-Jazeera journalists, including an Egyptian-Canadian, were sentenced to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges Monday...

Canadian Journalist Imprisoned In Egypt Will Find Out His Fate Monday

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - For nearly six months Mohamed Fahmy has been cooped up in a Cairo prison cell on terror-related charges he has repeatedly denounced as ridic...

Watching the Watchdog: Why Citizen Bloggers Aren't Journalists

Tim Knight | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

Bloggers' contributions can be extremely important to a news story. But before their information can be used it has to be checked by professionals. Only then, only if the information proves to be correct, can it be trusted and used. But times are tough. Newsrooms around the nation are being cut to the bone. Does that mean citizen bloggers who charge nothing are moving in, taking jobs away from the salaried professionals?

What I Learned This Week: Quebec's Language Police Are Great for Business

Andy Nulman | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Andy Nulman

The recent crackdowns by Quebec's French-language watchdog troupe (officially known as the OQLF) is actually designed to BENEFIT Quebec's English-speaking minority (a.k.a. "Anglophones") and small business. The global attention generated by the OQLF will spawn a new breed of tourist, "Wordies," who will flock here to eat, drink and take pictures in all the affected places.