Thursday, February 14, 2013


Al Jazeera isn’t just looking to make headlines in the U.S. news market, the broadcasting company has hired a lobbying firm to make headway on Capitol Hill.
The media company Al Jazeera America Holdings , which recently bought Al Gore’s progressive cable news station Current TV, has brought on DLA Piper. The firm has been making the rounds in Washington, educating lawmakers about the company’s plans to be based in New York City and open bureaus across the country.
The Muslim-owned TV network hired the firm of DLA Piper Law Firm to ply the halls of Congress pushing its issues on our elected officials.
The official filing by DLA Piper says that the firm will be providing "informational communications regarding client’s cable television channel."
One of the firm's lobbyists is Mark Paoletta, a former chief counsel for oversight and investigations for the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
DLA Piper is an international firm with offices in 30 countries in the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Current TV was purchased in December by Al Jazeera America Holdings, a U.S. subsidiary of the Qatar-based TV network. Source 

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