Initially launched as an Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV channel, Al Jazeera has since expanded into a network with several outlets, including the Internet and specialty TV channels in multiple languages. Al Jazeera is accessible in several world regions. Until 2011, Al Jazeera was owned by the government of Qatar. Before and after the change, it has claimed editorial independence from the government of Qatar, though this has been disputed. The original Al Jazeera channel's willingness to broadcast dissenting views, for example on call-in shows, created controversies in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. The station gained worldwide attention following the outbreak of war in Afghanistan, when it was the only channel to cover the war live, from its office there.
In the 1920s, broadcasting from the United States was flooding the Canadian market, and it was widely perceived that unless Canada acted to establish a Canadian broadcasting service, we would be smothered in American culture. Following the Report of the Aird Commission in 1929, the first Broadcasting Act was passed in 1932 to create the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (CRBC).
The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma is an educational charitable organization that promotes the physical and emotional safety of journalists in Canada and abroad. We also address the impact of coverage on people caught up in violent and traumatic stories as well as the effects that covering violence and trauma may have on news consumers.
The Crimes of War Education Project is a collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars dedicated to raising public awareness of the laws of war and their application to situations of armed conflict. Our goal is to promote understanding of international humanitarian law among journalists, policymakers, and the general public, in the belief that a wider knowledge of the legal framework governing armed conflict will lead to greater pressure to prevent breaches of the law, and to punish those who commit them.
The Frontline Club is the London hub for a diverse group of people united by their passion for the best quality journalism. With its elegant restaurant serving the best of British cuisine and its atmospheric members' bar, the Frontline Club is a unique place to discuss, debate and be inspired. Our events, screenings, workshops and restaurant are open to the public.
Each summer, the School of Journalism offers a study abroad program in London. Students accepted for the program will spend two months in London, combining classroom learning with an internship at a London media organization and cultural enrichment activities.
The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) works internationally to encourage and facilitate responsible media coverage of diversity. It aims to prevent the media from intentionally or unintentionally spreading prejudice, intolerance and hatred; encouraging instead, fair, accurate, inclusive and sensitive media coverage in order to promote understanding between different groups and cultures.
Launched in February 2007, Monocle is a global briefing on international affairs, business, culture and design headquartered in London. In print Monocle’s 10 issues a year are dense, book-ish and collectable and call on a global team of staff editors and over 30 correspondents from Beirut to Milan, Washington to Singapore.
The Rory Peck Trust was established as a charity in 1995 and remains the only organisation in the world dedicated to providing direct, practical support to freelance newsgatherers and their families around the world.
The International News Safety Institute (INSI) is a unique coalition of news organisations, journalist support groups and individuals exclusively dedicated to the safety of news media staff working in dangerous environments. It is a not-for-profit charity, supported entirely by membership contributions which are channelled back into safety work.