A show about the struggle of African Americans in America’s prison system is making some viewers uncomfortable, and Al Jazeera has made it clear it won’t let that happen.
The “The Frontlines” is a two-hour series that was first aired in 2014, with its first episode airing this week.
The show follows a group of black inmates, many of whom have faced brutal beatings and mistreatment, and follows their efforts to rebuild their lives after being incarcerated.
It features a diverse cast, including the lead character, Toni Gentry, played by Black actress Nia Long.
It is produced by HBO, which is owned by Time Warner, and the first episode of the series was released on Sunday.
Al Jazeera America was founded in 2004 and was acquired by Al Jazeera in 2015.
Its coverage of the US, the Middle East and Africa is produced in partnership with Al Jazeera International.
It has been a hit in its US-based home, as well.
In a statement on Tuesday, Al Jazeera said the show is not the best show on TV, and said the decision to change it would have “no impact on the quality of the program”.
“The Frontliners is not a political or racial satire.
It takes the most serious issues of our time and examines them from a different perspective, presenting a complex view of how to overcome them,” the statement said.
It said it was “disappointed” with Aljazeera America, but said the network has an obligation to provide “the best programme in its current format”.
“Al Jazeera is committed to its audiences and to the quality and diversity of its content, and we are disappointed that the company chose to make this change,” it said.
“We are working closely with the network to ensure that Al Jazeera remains a great platform for all audiences, from young to old, from the black to the white.”
A source familiar with the decision told the New York Times that the decision was made because of concerns over the show’s depiction of Black life in the US.
“When the first season aired, it was a lot of fun,” the source said.
“The idea of putting black people on trial for having something to do with the war in Vietnam was exciting to see.”
It was the show that launched Al Jazeera’s new Black news show The Frontline, which aired from August 2018 to November 2019.
Aljazeera’s original news channel, Aljadeed, was one of the first in the world to air stories on the US civil rights movement in 1968.
The show was seen as groundbreaking and brought together African Americans, who were often underrepresented in American newsrooms.
Al Jadeed is now part of Al Jazeera, and in the months since Al Jazeera announced its decision, it has continued to air news reports on the events of the civil rights era.
The Al Jazeera statement came after Al Jazeera aired an interview with former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr, who spoke out against the US military’s treatment of prisoners during the war.
In the interview, Khadr said the US had tortured him.
“The reason they’re torturing me is that I’m a black man, and they’re trying to use me as a human shield,” he said.
He also said he believed the US government was behind the death of Khadr.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that the reason they’ve tortured me is because I’m black,” he told the interviewer.
The US government has previously said Khadr was never a member of Al Qaeda, but Khadr has told a different version of events.
In February 2018, Kharadr told the BBC that he was recruited by the US as a teenager to fight alongside Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, which he said was led by Osama bin Laden.
“I was 14, 15, 16 years old,” he claimed.
“They didn’t want to harm me, they wanted to kill me, because they knew I was the biggest threat to them.”
He claimed that his first combat role was against the Americans, and that he “never got close to anything” as a result of his participation in the war against Al Qaeda.
“And so the US never actually killed me, it just kept on torturing, torturing the prisoners,” he added.
Al Khabr said he was tortured by US forces before he was transferred to Guantanamo Bay in 2009, and he was arrested in 2012 and held in solitary confinement for nearly four years before being released.
He said that in 2016 he was subjected to a hunger strike and released.
“But that was only a few months ago, and it’s been a long time since I’ve seen sunlight,” he stated.
In May, Al Jadeeed reported that Khadr had signed a deal to plead guilty to charges that included conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaida and weapons possession.
He was arrested by the CIA in October 2017 and charged with providing material support for al-Qaeda.In