How to access Al Jazeera if it’s blocked

Al Jazeera Logo

Al Jazeera is a large news organisation from Qatar but due to regional conflicts and differences around the world, you will often find that Al Jazeera is blocked from access.

In this article we’re going to look at the simple way you can bypass these blocks allowing you to access Al Jazeera from any country in the world.

Blocks on Al Jazeera include country wide blocks such as Saudi Arabia and UAE blocking the entire Al Jazeera Arabic site to regional blocks put in place by Al Jazeera themselves to stop certain regions watching certain content.

Regional blocks are quite common, for example, people in America who want to watch Al Jazeera English or a wider range of blocks against Al Jazeera Arabic.

Below you can find out how to access Al Jazeera from anywhere in the world.

How to access Al Jazeera if it’s blocked

If you’ve tried to access Al Jazeera and you found it blocked then you might have seen a screen similar to the following:

Al Jazeera Blocked

There are numerous reasons why Al Jazeera is blocked and sometimes one Al Jazeera site may be blocked while another is accessible.

The reason the websites are blocked is because of your location.

Either the country you’re in doesn’t allow access to Al Jazeera or Al Jazeera itself doesn’t allow access for your country.

With a little tool called a VPN (Virtual Private Network) you can bypass those blocks and access Al Jazeera from any country in the world.

What is a VPN?

A VPN is a piece of software for your computer or an app for your tablet or phone that lets you alter your online location.

By altering your online location you can bypass the restrictions in place and access Al Jazeera.

A VPN also protects your online privacy so no one will know you’re accessing Al Jazeera.

How to access Al Jazeera if it’s blocked:

  1. Visit the VPN provider IPVanish.
  2. Press Start Now and sign-up.
  3. Download their software from the Apps area or their app from your app store.
  4. Install and run the software or app.
  5. Login when required.
  6. Select a country other than your own (1.). For example in the US select UK, or in Saudi Arabia select Israel.
  7. Press Connect (2.).
    IPVanish UK Server

    Windows software.

The IPVanish software or app will connect within 15 – 30 seconds and let you know once it’s connected.

Once it’s connected all you need to do is visit the Al Jazeera website of your choice and you’ll be able to access. For example, you can watch Al Jazeera English in America.

Al Jazeera is blocked in more than one country so you may need to try a few different countries to find one that is working.

Alternative VPN Services

Our recommended VPN service IPVanish isn’t the only available VPN service and in fact, there are thousands around the world.

We recommend you start with IPVanish because they have a 7-day money back guarantee in the unlikely event you can’t get it to work.

If however you want to search around for other providers then VyprVPN, for example, has connection points all over the middle east including Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE which may be more suitable if you’re trying to access the Arabic site.

A few more VPN services that are worth trying are:

It doesn’t really matter too much which VPN provider you select in the end. All will protect your online privacy and enable you to alter your online location so you can access Al Jazeera from anywhere in the world.

Christopher Seward

Author: Christopher Seward

After 25 years of using the internet, Christopher launched one of the very first VPN comparison websites in 2013. An expert in the field his reviews, testing and knowledge have helped thousands of users get the correct VPN for their needs.

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