The various bureaux around the world will feed local news on to the international stage through each broadcast centre, enabling Al Jazeera English language channel to seek out and cover different perspectives of news through grassroots reporting wherever news is made, and impartially present these stories to the English speaking world. Through this structure (see more details below) Al Jazeera International will balance the typical information flow, for the first time ever on a global scale.
Al Jazeera International also announced that it has appointed a diverse team of talented and experienced correspondents from around the world who will report from the channel's broadcast centres, bureaux and out in the field.
Talking from the channel's Doha headquarters, Managing Editor Omar Bec said, "Together with the Arabic channel we will have more than 60 bureaux around the world with the majority of these in the Southern Hemisphere ensuring we will balance the information flow from South to North. We will be the channel of reference for the Middle East and Africa."
Al Jazeera International will share the resources of Al Jazeera Arabic language Channel's 42 bureaux located around the world and is already planning to add further key bureaux to the mix. These will be announced as they open.
"We will be adding several bureaux to our news gathering offering in the coming months. We're looking at setting up further bureaux in South America, the horn of Africa, the Middle East and Africa," he continued.
Al Jazeera is the channel of reference in the Middle East. Al Jazeera International will have unrivalled coverage and unique access - and through its sister channel a 10 year record of uncompromising and award winning journalism.
Broadcast Centre: Doha, Qatar
Correspondents: Hoda Abdel-Hamid, Hashem Ahelbarra, James Bays, John Cookson, Mike Hanna
Bureaux: Beirut-Lebanon, Jerusalem-Israel, Ramallah and Gaza-Palestinian Territories
Correspondents: Zeina Khodr & Rula Amin, Jacky Rowland, Walid Batrawi
Al Jazeera International will have more bureaux and resources dedicated to Africa than any other global broadcaster. Al Jazeera International will give a voice to the unheard by covering every aspect of life from this huge and ever changing continent.
Bureaux: Cairo-Egypt; Abidjan-Ivory Coast; Nairobi-Kenya; Johannesburg-South Africa and Harare-Zimbabwe
Correspondents: Amr El Kahky, Gabi Menezes, Haru Mutasa, Kalay Maistry, Farai Sevenzo
Asia & Australasia
Al Jazeera International also has a presence at the centre of the world's largest population and fastest growing economies, with bureaux located across Asia, Australasia and Oceana.
Broadcast Centre: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Correspondents: Tony Birtley
Bureaux: Beijing-China, Delhi-India, Islamabad-Pakistan, Manila-Philippines and Sydney- Australia
Correspondents: Tony Cheng, Zain Awan & Rajesh Sundaram, Kamal Hyder, Marga Ortigas, Dan Nolan
Al Jazeera International's news bureaux across the Americas will reveal the daily developments in political, social, economic and military agendas as they happen across the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, the USA and Canada.
Broadcast Centre: Washington DC, USA
Correspondents: Viviana Hurtado & Rob Reynolds
Bureaux: Buenos Aires-Argentina, Caracas-Venezuela and New York-USA
Correspondents: Lucia Newman, Mariana Sanchez, Mark Seddon, Kristen Saloomey
Al Jazeera International's European broadcast centre is situated at the heart of Europe, reporting on activities from the European Union and strategically placed with its bureaux at the most Southern and most Northern gateways of Europe in Moscow and Athens.
Broadcast Centre: London, UK
Correspondents: Alan Fisher
Bureaux: Athens-Greece and Moscow-Russia.
Correspondents: Barnaby Phillips, Jonah Hull