Al Jazeera to launch new dedicated online channel

(Virtual Press Office) -- A new online channel is being developed by global media network Al Jazeera.

To be launched to the public in the next few months, the channel aims to engage a passionate online generation in new forms of storytelling.

Commenting, Yaser Bishr, Al Jazeera’s Executive Director for Strategy and Development, said:

“News consumption habits are changing. Al Jazeera, through this channel, demonstrates a commitment to innovation by creating a new digital destination for journalism. Its content will grab attention, captivate, and empower global conversations.”

Speaking at MIPCOM in Cannes, Al Jazeera’s Innovation and Incubation Manager Moeed Ahmad said:

“Al Jazeera’s mission is to give voice to voiceless. We therefore feel the responsibility to continue this mission to the widest possible audience.

“There is a generation of people who wants to go beyond the box. They instinctively turn online to consume news. They share, like, Tweet, comment, interact and forward. To reach them requires a fresh approach.

“We’re working hard to bring this to the world. It will be engaging and at times entertaining - but always with purpose. Get ready – we’re coming soon.”

Al Jazeera is at MIPCOM, stand 10.19
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