Al Jazeera Conducts Exclusive Interview With U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry At Global Entrepreneurship Summit; Secretary Kerry Provides Insight Into The U.S. Position On Syria And Relations Across The Middle East

DOHA, Qatar, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Al Jazeera Media Network (“AJMN” or “Al Jazeera”) today announced that Al Jazeera’s Washington, D.C. bureau chief, Abderrahim Foukara, conducted an interview with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (“GES”) underway in Silicon Valley this week, covering new insights into the Obama Administration’s views on the war in Syria and other critical issues in the Middle East.  Al Jazeera is the international broadcasting partner to GES.

Al Jazeera provided highlights of the interview through live coverage on its @AJALive and @AJArabic twitter feeds during the interview and onwards. The 12-minute interview will air in full on the Al Jazeera Arabic program “Min Washington” on Tuesday July 5th at 11:05 PM ET and will be re-broadcast on Wednesday and Thursday of that week. Additionally, excerpts are currently running on Al Jazeera’s news programs in both English and Arabic, and being included on AJ+, the Network’s widely viewed online news platform. It will also air in full on Al Jazeera English.  Highlights of the interview include:  

Al Jazeera’s “Min Washington” is a weekly roundtable show on American political and cultural affairs that offers viewers in-depth and well-informed analysis of US matters and their impact on North Africa and the Middle East. During Abderrahim Foukara’s eight years as host of “Min Washington,” he has interviewed a wide range of prominent U.S. politicians and public figures, including U.S. Presidential Candidate and previous Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

Al Jazeera Coverage from GES:  Al Jazeera’s leading journalists have been covering breaking news and information from GES, as well as conducting interviews with a wide range of speakers and attendees, including the first ever AJ+ Facebook Live interview with Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel.

As previously announced, Al Jazeera intends to expand its existing international digital services to broaden its digital presence into the U.S. later this year.


Al Jazeera Media strives to deliver content that captivates, informs, inspires and entertains. Launched in 1996, Al Jazeera was the first independent news channel in the Arab world dedicated to providing comprehensive news and live debate.  It challenged established narratives and gave a global audience an alternative voice – one that put the human being back at the centre of the news agenda – quickly making it one of the world’s most influential news networks.  Since then the network has added new channels and services, with more than 70 bureaus around the world and a reach into 305 million homes worldwide.


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