Al Jazeera English is an international 24-hour English-language news and current affairs TV channel headquartered in Doha, Qatar.
It is a sister channel of both the US-based English-language channel Al Jazeera America, and of the original, Arabic-language, Al Jazeera - sometimes, albeit incorrectly, referred to as: Al Jazeera Arabic. The station broadcasts news features and analysis, documentaries, live debates, current affairs, business, technology and sports, and claims to be the first global high-definition television network. Al Jazeera English is the world's first English-language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. The channel aims to provide both a regional voice and a global perspective for a potential world audience of over one billion English speakers who do not share the Anglo-American worldview.
Instead of being run under one central command, news management rotates between broadcasting centers in Doha and London. At its launch, the station actually had four news centres on the world, in: Washington DC, London, Doha and Kuala Lumpur. Complete news bulletins from Kuala Lumpur stopped on 30 September 2010 and from Washington DC on 28 January 2011; they were replaced by news from Doha. All news inserts from Kuala Lumpur ceased in early 2011 and from Washington DC they ceased on 15 April 2012. By contrast, Al Jazeera English is one of the few global media outlets to maintain an agency in Gaza, and in Harare.