Al Jazeera granted Canada broadcast rights

Middle Eastern broadcaster Al Jazeera will begin broadcasting in Canada after getting approval from the Canadian Radio-Televison and Telecommunications Commission.

The CRTC has announced that Al Jazeera English is now authorised to broadcast in Canada. In a statement, it said “the Commission notes the substantial support for the addition of AJE [Al Jazeera English] to the digital lists and considers that AJE will expand the diversity of editorial points of view in the Canadian broadcasting system. Further, despite concerns expressed by certain parties, there is nothing on the record of the current proceeding that leads the Commission to conclude that AJE would violate Canadian regulations, such as those regarding abusive comment.”