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Cable news network Al Jazeera America to fold

Posted: 8:30 AM, Jan 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-14 13:30:14Z
Cable news network Al Jazeera America to fold
Cable news network Al Jazeera America to fold
Cable news network Al Jazeera America says it is shutting down just 2 1/2 years after its launch.
 
Al Jazeera America says it will stop operating by April 30. It blames the "economic landscape of the media environment."
 
The network launched in August 2013 with a plan to offer serious-minded news coverage.
 
While it won some awards, not many people watched the channel. And it's been hit with allegations of anti-Semitic and sexist behavior. It replaced its CEO in May as key executives left amid complaints about the network's culture. Two former employees have sued.
 
Al Jazeera America is an offshoot of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera cable news network.
 

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