About the Transparency Unit

Launched in January 2011, the Al Jazeera Transparency Unit (AJTU) aims to mobilize its audience - both in the Arab world and further afield - to submit all forms of content (documents, photos, audio & video clips, as well as “story tips”) for editorial review and, if merited, online broadcast and transmission on our English and Arabic-language broadcasts.

We believe that this initiative will allow Al Jazeera's supporters to shine light on notable and newsworthy government and corporate activities which might otherwise go unreported.

From human rights to poverty to official corruption, AJTU will fairly evaluate and pursue all leads and content submitted, without geographical, political, cultural, or religious bias.

All submitted content is subjected to a rigorous vetting and authentication process that encompasses respect for individual privacy, contextualization, and fierce adherence to our tradecraft commitment of "journalism of depth."

Al Jazeera has also gone to great lengths to protect the identities of our sources. Files will be uploaded and stored on our secure servers, and accessed only by journalists working for the Al Jazeera Transparency Unit.

For more information about how to upload files, and the security measures in place to protect your identity,click here.

Al Jazeera's Transparency Unit Advocates for Press Freedom: U.K.'s Ofcom releases PLO v. Al Jazeera Adjudication
Document summary: Ofcom has not upheld this complaint of unfair treatment and unwarranted infringement of privacy made by Dr Saeb Erakat on his own behalf and on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization (“PLO”). For more infomration please see Al Jazeera EnglishAl Jazeera ArabicOfcom's bulletin, or the below documents.