|Al-Alam News Network|
|Launched||February 23, 2003|
|Broadcast area||Iraq, worldwide (via Al-Alam News Network), online, Iran (IRIB Channel Amoozesh)|
The network's political coverage tends to be the most popular; however, other subjects, such as commentaries, analysis, business and sports also get a share of the audience. Programs are broadcast for over 200 million Arabic-speaking people around the world, with large audiences in the Persian Gulf and Mediterranean regions. The satellite channel can be received in five continents.
Al-Alam has news bureaus in Tehran, Beirut and Baghdad. Unlike many other channels, Al-Alam can be viewed in Iraq without the use of a satellite receiver, as it is able to use a terrestrial transmitter close to the Iran-Iraq border.
An English language website, known as Alalam News, was launched on August 15, 2006, claiming to disseminate news in an impartial moderate manner.
Alalam News Network has launched its Persian Website in April, 2007 in order to cover merely the exclusive Alalam news in Persian language.
==Alalam news channel background In February 2003, Al-Alam news channel commenced its official media activity prior to the Anglo-American military invasion of Iraq and under the banner of “speed, truth and accuracy” following the hereunder goals: Swift and speedy media coverage for global and regional political developments in addition to probe and investigate the historical roots of Muslims’ problems in order to find solutions for their remedies by encouraging co-operative soul based upon sole culture and common interests for regional nations in addition to adopt an effective media policy against oriented mainstream media.
On March 30, Al-Alam aired the video of captive Royal Navy personnel.
On June 14, 2009, a Jerusalem court sentenced a correspondent of Al-Alam, Khodr Shahine, and his assistant, Mohammed Sarhan, to two months imprisonment for reporting on the Israeli land offensive against the Gaza Strip on January 3 prior to the lifting of Israeli military press censorship.