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An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at AJ+, Al Jazeera’s upcoming online news network

on November 23, 2013

Gigaom

Across from San Francisco’s AT&T (s T) Park stadium, a small group of news junkies is working on building a different kind of startup.

The first thing you notice when entering their building is the omnipresent imagery of civil rights leaders and pop culture icons from around the world. Nelson Mandela, John Lennon and Aung San Suu Kyi are everywhere, as are promises of defiance and empowerment. But the building, which formerly housed Al Gore’s Current TV, isn’t home to some kind of progressive nonprofit. Instead, it’s the birth place of AJ+, Al Jazeera’s ambitious attempt to produce news for an audience that gets its information from the internet.

Separate from Al JAzeera’s cable channels

Al Jazeera first announced its plans to launch an internet news network at an industry conference in October, and the Qatar-based news organization is set to officially unveil the AJ+ brand with a placeholder…

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