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Al Jazeera Investigates
Al Jazeera Investigates (Title Card).jpg
Created by Al Jazeera Media Network
Country of origin Various
Location(s) Doha, Qatar, London, Washington, D.C., San Francisco (Various)
Running time 50 minutes
Original network Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera America (2013-2016)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release November 2006 (2006-11) – present
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Al Jazeera Investigates

Al Jazeera Investigates is a one-hour current affairs and investigative journalism program that is aired on Al Jazeera English and while in operation Al Jazeera America that focuses on a specific topic per episode through in-depth documentaries.

Team and investigations[edit]

Formed in 2010, in its own words: the role of Al Jazeera Investigations is not to report the news, but to make the news.

The Unit, also known as 'the Investigations Team' or, simply, 'Al Jazeera Investigations' is based at the Network headquarters in Doha, but also has representation in London, Washington, DC and San Francisco. The unit is a Al Jazeera Media Network asset and its reports will appear equally on the other channels, tailored appropriately for the relevant language and audience.

The Unit's investigations resulted, amongst others, in the documentary What Killed Arafat? This film won a CINE Golden Eagle Award. In 2013, the Arafat findings were indeed reported as a news-item on other networks.

The current Manager of Investigative Journalism for the Al Jazeera Media Network is Clayton Swisher. Other leading figures include: Josh Bernstein, Phil Rees, Ken Silverstein. At its launch, the unit had three separate teams.[1]

The Dark Side: Secrets of the Sports Dopers[edit]

On December 27, 2015, Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera America released a report conducted by the Al Jazeera Investigative Unit called "The Dark Side: Secrets of the Sports Dopers" which investigated professional athletes' potential use of Performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) naming Peyton Manning and other prominent athletes like Ryan Howard, Ryan Zimmerman, James Harrison, and Clay Matthews III, as having received drugs from Charles Sly, a pharmacist who had worked at the Guyer Anti-Aging Clinic in Indianapolis during the fall of 2011. The report involved Liam Collins, a British hurdler, going undercover in an attempt to obtain banned substances from Sly and other medical professionals.[2][3][4] As part of the collective bargaining agreement in 2011, an HGH testing regime was agreed to, but testing itself for HGH did not begin until 2014.[5][2][6][7][8] It is illegal under United States federal law to prescribe HGH off label.[9]


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