Al Jazeera English

Qatar

Description

Al Jazeera Media Network, headquartered in Qatar, launched in 2006 and today it has more than 4,000 staff members from over 70 nationalities, making the newsrooms the most diverse in the world. Al Jazeera broadcasts to more than 220 million households in more than 100 countries. Al Jazeera has received prestigious awards from organisations across the globe. The network has been honoured for overall excellence in achieving its mission, in addition to praise for Al Jazeera's individual reporters and their work. Al Jazeera English (AJE), part of the Al Jazeera Media Network, is an international 24-hour English-language news and current affairs TV channel. It 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.

Affiliated grantees

Funded projects

For the love of land

This project portrays how women are able to smartly subvert the norms that traditionally oppressed them to fight for their own advancement and economic independence. From asserting land ownership to rejecting domestic violence.

Birthright

This project explores how the opportunities arising from female-driven efforts in civil society, policy, and science are bringing about progress to reduce maternal mortality in three countries.

Coding Like A Girl

The developing world is hastily closing the gender gap in the IT workforce. How are they doing it?

East African Trucker

This project sheds light on the struggle for and the promise of East African prosperity seen through the eyes of a trucker.

The World’s Penicillin Problem

This project will investigate a long worldwide shortage of penicillin, specifically the injectable form of the antibiotic Benzathine Penicillin G, looking at the causes & consequences for those who need this life-saving medication.

Drones in Africa - The Next Big Thing?

This documentary investigates if large-scale use of drones could save lives and the environment in Africa.

With bare hands

“With bare hands” is a multimedia and data-driven reporting project that highlights and investigates the impact on the environment and the human costs of shipbreaking in developing countries.

Watergrabbing - A Story of Water

Watergrabbing explores the lack of water sovereignty and the limitation of access to water. It shows the consequences of these issues and the positive and negative practices.

The African Energy Project

The African Energy Project explores issues of energy inefficiency in West Africa and homegrown innovations in alternative energy that could set an example for the rest of the planet.

Lungs of the Earth

Lungs of the Earth is a data-driven, immersive and constructive story on forests, deforestation and reforestation around the world.

Slum No More

Slum No More describes the clash between local authorities wishing to upgrade an overcrowded slum into a modern neighborhood and the slum dwellers' hope for affordable housing

Mothers and Children First

An immersive conceptual map (text, pictures, video and graphics) addresses the ups and downs of the Bolivian intercultural healthcare system and its ability to tackle the maternal mortality rate.

A World Without Chocolate?

A world without chocolate is a silent menace for those who depend on their crop and those obsessed with this fruit. New technologies make their way into this field, but will they grant a sustainable future for consumers?

Breaking Menstrual Taboos

In the developing world, menstruation is surrounded with taboos. This multimedia feature tells three stories from three different countries, showing how girls are affected and how people are looking for solutions for female sanitation.

Building Urban Resilience

Through the case studies of Lagos and Dar es Salaam, this investigation looks behind the newly hyped phrase of 'resilience', and focuses on some of the dilemmas in different development strategies that aim to build resilience.

On the Charcoal Trail

The charcoal trade is estimated to be worth $12bn a year in sub-Saharan Africa alone by 2030. This story explores the makers, users, dealers and smugglers involved in this booming trade, which causes serious harm to people and planet.

Graphic Memories

This multimedia feature immerses readers in the stories of four Ugandan women – focusing on their abduction and life with the Lord's Resistance Army. What challenges do they face today?

Well Fed

The story follows two guys who set on a quest to tell a story about GMOs that seldom reaches the general public: genetic modification can provide both harvest security and crops with nutritious value.

E-waste Republic

On the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, sits Agbogbloshie, a relevant dump of electronic waste in Africa. This data-driven project shows how a social enterprise is converting such e-waste into valuable products.

Connecting Africa

This print and scrollytelling project shows how a new generation of Africans are boosting new strategies to democratise the access to technology, in this way improving the living conditions of the inhabitants of the continent.

The Dark Side of the Italian Tomato

Following and documenting the entire production chain from Italy to West Africa reveals how the arrival of Italian tomatoes in Ghana through the liberalisation of the market has broken a local industry.

Fueling the War

This project explores sides of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo that are often ignored in the media. Through data journalism methods, the project shows how the war is big business.