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Tag: Al Jazeera

  • Tuesday, April 2nd 2024 - 22:00 UTC

    Israel to ban Al Jazeera, PM announces

    Netanyahu insisted the station was Hamas' bullhorn and a terrorist channel

    Press freedom advocates worldwide expressed concern Monday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would use newly passed temporary legislation to shut down the local operations of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news service. The new law will only be in effect for 45 days and must be re-approved every 45 days, expiring on July 31. The judges have three days to decide whether to “amend” the decision or limit its duration.

  • Tuesday, August 8th 2017 - 01:29 UTC

    Israel follows hard line Sunni Arab states and plans to ban Al Jazeera

    The Israeli government said its decision is based on a similar ban by Sunni Arab states, amid their diplomatic rift with Qatar, which hosts and funds Al Jazeera.

    Israel is seeking to close Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera's offices in the country and revoke its journalists' media credentials. Communications Minister Ayoub Kara alleged that the channel supported terrorism, and said both its Arabic and English-language channels would be taken off air. Al Jazeera has condemned the decision.

  • Thursday, March 3rd 2011 - 22:00 UTC

    The US Secretary of State recommends Al Jazeera if you want “real news”

    Hillary Clinton claims US media is not particularly informative and with millions of commercials

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that Al Jazeera is gaining more prominence in the US because it offers “real news”--something she said American media were falling far short of doing.