Qatar-funded Al Jazeera America is shutting down

Hundreds of journalists in the US are expected to be laid off by Al Jazeera in the coming months following an announcement to terminate its flailing American network.

Al Jazeera America (AJAM), which will end in April, lasted less than three years.

Despite winning several journalism awards, it was widely seen as a “towering failure” by many due to low ratings, among other factors, according to Glenn Greenwald.

It launched in August 2013 following Qatar’s reported $500 million purchase of Current TV from Al Gore (which eventually soured).