Aljazeera.com is an
English language website for Aljazeera Magazine. It is unrelated to the Arabic satellite TV channel Al Jazeera, which operates websites in both Arabic (www.aljazeera.net) and English (english.aljazeera.net) or Al Jazeera Newspaper of Saudi Arabia. According to Alexa, there are fewer visitors to aljazeera.com in comparison to aljazeera.net.
The website is operated by Aljazeera Publishing, described as an "independent media organisation."
In 2005, the Al Jazeera TV channel attempted to obtain the aljazeera.com domain name but failed.
In the Administrative Panel Decision, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center found the TV Channel to have brought the proceedings in bad faith and found it had abused the administrative proceedings.
As of 2006, Aljazeera.com wrote on their About page:
"Important note: Aljazeera Publishing and Aljazeera.com are not associated with any of the below organisations:
1. Al Jazeera Newspaper, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia whose website is al-jazirah.com
2. Al Jazeera Satellite Channel whose website is aljazeera.net.
3. Al Jazeera Information Centre who website is aljazeerah.info
Aljazeera Publishing disassociates itself from the views, opinions and broadcasts of these titles."
The content on Aljazeera.com is organized by section. The following sections exist:
'Middle East News' contains the latest breaking Middle Eastern news. A number of their stories are accused of reported bias against Israel, Europe and the United States. News articles often contain indirect quotes from familiar news outlets such as Associated Press and the BBC.
'Review Articles' contains longer pieces about recent events. The editorial stance is one of rigorous opposition to the Iraq war, and the articles are usually reported to contain strong condemnations of American involvement in the Middle East and are accused of often reflecting anti-Zionism in describing the state of Israel. One article (entitled "Latest of US lies: Iraqis killing Iraqis" claims that the sectarian violence occurring in Iraq is supported by CIA and Mossad agents: "It was the U.S.’s “debaathification” of Iraq that eventually let [sic] to the current death squads, supported by the U.S. and the Mossad agents.
'Let's Talk' is a section hosted by Dr. Kareem Bin Jabbar and Sheikha Sajida. Readers send in questions or topics for discussion, which are published at the discretion of the site. Sajida's theories (such as the notion that the kidnapping of Westerners in Iraq is carried out by agents of the US) frequently stir up heated debate.
Readers can leave comments in all areas except for the Conspiracy Theories section. These comments can be rated from 'Excellent' to 'Very Bad' at the discretion of readers.