Aljazeera Publishing was formed in 1992 in London to produce content for expatriatePersian Gulf (i.e. those from the region known as Aljazeera) residents living in the United Kingdom. Aljazeera Publishing was disbanded in April 2011 after the sale of its main assets to regional media organizations including Al Jazeera TV, Noor Media and MBC.
Al Jazeera Magazine
In 2005 and 2006 Aljazeera Publishing was involved in a number of legal disputes with Al Jazeera TV Channel covering domain usage of Aljazeera.com and trade mark registrations. The domain name usage case arbitrated by World Intellectual Property Organization proved highly embarrassing for the TV Channel who were found guilty of "abusing the administrative proceedings" and had its case rejected with the panel questioning the integrity of the evidence submitted by the TV Channel.
Aljazeera Publishing first published a magazine in 1992 called Al Jazeera Al Arabia. Since then it has adopted a shortened version of the name as simply Al-Jazeera Magazine as listed in Media UK.
The shortening of the title occurred after an external investment by a Saudi Arabian investment company. Al Jazeera Publishing was highly critical of the Saudi Arabian government’s human rights records and published a number of critical reports in 1993, 1994 and 1995.
These human rights reports raised Al Jazeera Al Arabia’s profile on the Middle East stage. Extracts of such reports were used... Read More