HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani attended yesterday the 20th anniversary of Al Jazeera Media Network, held at its headquarters. HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser attended the celebration as well.
HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani attended the celebration along with a number of their excellencies Sheikhs and ministers, as well as president and board members of the network along with a host of intellectuals and media personalities.
HH the Father Emir gave a speech to mark the occasion, praising the network’s credibility and commitment to tell the truth since its inception. HH the Father Emir said that Qatar decided two decades ago to establish an Arab media outlet that allows people of the region to see the world from their perspective, an outlet that would raise awareness and enjoy the highest level of credibility and professionalism on par with the rest of the world.
HH the Father Emir said that today was a good opportunity to reflect with pride on the result of these twenty years, stressing that Al Jazeera marked the birth of the greatest Arab Media outlet yet.
Al Jazeera had many achievements to its credit over the past two decades, HH the Father Emir said. One of them was that it freed Arab viewers from relying on foreign media which was biased against Arab interests and aspirations. His Highness said that the network proved to Arab people that they can rely on an Arab network that offers all opinions in a balanced manner. To this day, His Highness added, Al Jazeera remains committed to the truth and the aspirations of the Arab people for freedom and dignity. [gulftimes]