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Since its founding in 1996, the island’s history has been closely linked to major world events.

In Al Jazeera’s work material, you can find stories about everything, from the highest levels of self-made human spirit to the lowest levels of dictatorship, oppression and abuse of power.

For decades, the island has been striving to provide access to information freely, and to perpetuate the principles of freedom of thought and expression in one of the hottest regions in the world.

Al Jazeera newsrooms and offices around the world are filled with valiant men and women, each with a story to tell.

Al Jazeera journalists paid the price for their pursuit of the pioneering press, and eleven of its field correspondents were martyred in wars on the front lines. He also sent a journalist to Guantanamo Bay for more than six years. Some of them suffered the colors of torture in Abu Ghraib prison. For many years, the Al Jazeera satellite channel broadcast signal was repeatedly jammed, and its digital platforms were blocked, to ensure people were prevented from watching, listening to or reading its content.

Many other journalists have been detained, tried on trumped-up charges, intimidated, their work permits withdrawn, and forced to leave their home countries forever – so that some are sentenced to death. Some countries have publicly called for the closure of Al-Jazeera itself.

We will continue to highlight dark spots, and tell stories that should be told.