Twenty years on, what has been Al Jazeera's impact?

Thu 03 Nov 2016 11:41 AM
Twenty years ago, Al Jazeera launched its first broadcast from Doha, and in doing so, it transformed the media landscape.

The channel's hard-hitting journalism and its uncensored talk shows were unprecedented in the Middle East where government control of the media was widespread.\n\nAl Jazeera's honest and objective reporting challenged the narratives of the powerful, earning it the moniker "The Voice of the Voiceless," as it successfully redressed the balance of news.\n\nIt soon became the most watched TV outlet in the Middle East and North Africa and has since expanded into a media network with several outlets, including news channels in multiple languages.\n\nBut how is Al Jazeera adapting to rapid changes in the media landscape? And what does the future hold for independent media organisations in the Middle East?\n\n(Source: Al Jazeera English YouTube channel)