Ex BBC Arabia, now Al Jazeera, is based out of Qatar. Al Jazeera has many connections to al Qaeda. The Al Jazeera Arabic satellite television news channel began broadcasting from Doha in 1996
Al Jazeera's website was hosted by InfoCom Corporation, linked to Hamas
- Tayseer Allouni
Tayseer Allouniis a journalist from the Al Jazeera news channel. He interviewed Osama Bin Laden following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, and was controversially convicted on terrorism-related charges in Spain in 2005.
- Sami Mohy El Din Muhammed Al Hajj
Sami Mohy El Din Muhammed Al Hajj is a Sudanese journalist for the Al Jazeera network. In 2001, while on his way to do camera work for the network in Afghanistan, he was arrested by the Pakistani army and held in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camp in Cuba for over six years.
On November 23, 2005, Stafford Smith said that, during (125 of 130) interviews, U.S. officials had questioned Al Hajj as to whether Al Jazeera was a front for al-Qaeda. Al Jazeera report that Al Hajj had his passport stolen in Sudan in 1999.
- Sami al-Hajj
Sami al-Hajj was a cameraman for Al Jazeera when he was arrested on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
- Yousri Fouda
Yousri Fouda is a journalist who initially worked for the BBC's short-lived Arabic-subsidiary covering the ongoing struggle in Bosnia. In 1996 he joined the newly-forming Al Jazeera. In April 2002, Fouda interviewed Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who admitted his involvement, along with Ramzi bin al-Shibh, in the September 11 attacks. It has been suggested that Fouda gave away the hideaway location of bin al-Shibh to Al-Jazeera's chairman Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani, a cousin of the Emir of Qatar, and that CIA director George Tenet received the location tip-off from the Emir, resulting in bin al-Shibh's capture.
In 2006, Fouda, now in charge of Jazeera's London bureau, broke a story on a "martyrdom video" by "9/11 hijackers" Mohamed Atta and Ziad Jarrah.