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In a statement announcing the decision, the Palestinian Information Ministry said the station's coverage was "unbalanced" and accused it of incitement against the PLO and the PA. Walied Al-Omary, Al Jazeera's bureau chief in Israel and the Palestinian territories, said the military court accused Allawi of making contact with members of Hamas's armed wing. Al Jazeera's documentary titled, Cricket's Match-Fixers portrayed the secret plans of the match fixers who were willing to engage in match fixing considering on the 1st test which is scheduled to be held in Galle during the upcoming test series between England and Sri Lanka in November Algeria[ edit ] On 27 Januaryseveral Algerian cities lost power simultaneously, reportedly to keep residents from watching a program in which Algerian dissidents implicated the Algerian military in a series of massacres.
The official reason given was that a reorganization of the work of foreign correspondents was in progress. The international pressure group Reporters Without Borders says, however, that the measure was really taken in reprisal for a broadcast the previous week of another Al-Itijah al-Mouakiss debate on the political situation in Algeria.
Inthe Information Ministry again banned Al Jazeera correspondents from reporting inside the country. The ministry accused the network of "flouting [Bahrain's] laws regulating the press and publishing" after Al Jazeera aired a report on poverty in Bahrain. Rajab commented, "Al Jazeera's intentional ignoring for coverage of Bahrain protests makes me strongly believe that we need channels that are sponsored by people rather than by regimes".
An Island of Harassment"which Al Jazeera finds to be "wholly deceptive and journalistically unprofessional" with an aim to "damage the reputation of the Al Jazeera Network". He accused the network of "negligence" by misinforming him about its legal status and their safety in Egypt. In MayEgypt has blocked 21 websites including Al-Jazeera and Masr AlArabiya for allegedly supporting terrorism and spreading fake news.
The websites were blocked for allegedly supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. PoK and Aksai Chin has not been shown as a part of Indian territory. The SGI also said that the maps were not in accordance with the Survey of India copyright map and is also against the National Map policy, and map restriction policy issued by Ministry of Defence from time to time. The Ministry of External Affairs also pointed out similar airing of a wrong map by the channel.
In their reply to a Show Cause Notice, Al Jazeera said that all maps that are displayed by them are generated by an internationally known software used by Global News Providers. The channel also added that it takes the Indian government's concerns about maps very seriously and accordingly reviews all its India and Pakistan maps to ensure compatibility with recent official UN map.
As per the order of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the Inter Ministerial Committee which was also attended by representatives of the Ministry of External Affairs, after deliberations, held that the channel had clearly violated the provisions of the programme code and prohibited transmission or re-transmission of the channel throughout India for five days. Iraq[ edit ] During the Iraq war, Al Jazeera faced reporting and movement restrictions, as did other news-gathering organizations.
In addition, one of its reporters, Tayseer Allouniwas expelled from the country, while another one, Diyar Al-Omari, was stripped of his journalistic permits by the US.
Reacting to this, Al Jazeera announced on 2 Aprilthat it would "temporarily freeze all coverage" of Iraq in protest of what Al Jazeera described as unreasonable interference from Iraqi officials. Al Jazeera spokesman Jihad Ballout said: This latest decision runs contrary to all the promises made by Iraqi authorities concerning freedom of expression and freedom of the press,"  and Al Jazeera vowed to continue its reporting from inside Iraq. Initially closed by a one-month ban, the shutdown was extended indefinitely in Septemberand the offices were sealed,  drawing condemnation from international journalists.
The watchdog complained of a "sectarian tone" in the TV coverage and said "undisciplined media messages exceeded all reasonable limits" and threatened to "jeopardise the democratic process". In the program, the head of Al Jazeera's Beirut office, Ghassan bin Jiddo, praised Kuntar as a "pan-Arab hero" and organized a birthday party for him. Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Majalli Wahabi accused the Qatari-owned station of focusing exclusively on Palestinian suffering, and ignoring Israeli suffering, referring to the Israeli residents of Western Negevwho have been the target of rocket attacks by Gaza in recent years.
Officials of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party also accuse Al Jazeera of being biased in favour of Hamas, with which it is at political loggerheads, and prominent Fatah official and former Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan has organized a lawsuit against the broadcaster. In FebruaryAl Jazeera posted an article to its online edition, alleging that the Israeli government had opened dams in its southern region in order to intentionally flood parts of the Gaza Strip.
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The article was retracted on the 25th of February, and replaced with a statement saying that there were, in fact, no dams in southern Israel, and that the article was false. The story had video of police beating activists and included interviews with members of the Kuwaiti opposition.
Four MP's were injured in the crackdown. Kuwait's Minister of Information described Al Jazeera's coverage as "intervention in a Kuwaiti domestic issue". It explained that Al Jazeera worked to "disseminate falsehoods and lies to incite international public opinion. Qatar's emir ordered Al Jazeera to emphasize Libya's conflict in the channel's coverage, which contributed to the spread of the insurgency and influenced the Arab world's views on Libya.
Al Jazeera's journalists were criticized for not challenging the emir over his position. He also praised Lebanese organization Hezbollah and the Palestinian group Hamas.
However, Qatar denied such reports and said QNA was allegedly hacked and they are still investigating the issue. A Somali journalist who studied the contents of the two-part Al Jazeera documentary, The Toxic Truth,  has concluded that Al Jazeera failed to rigorously research the story because one of the letters used to substantiate arms smuggling was issued on 15 Aprilfrom the Ministry of Defence of People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, almost two years after South Yemen and North Yemen united to form the Republic of Yemen in May Tayseer Allouni Reporter Tayseer Allouni was arrested in Spain on 5 Septemberon a charge of having provided support for members of al-Qaeda.
On 19 September, a Spanish court issued an arrest warrant for Allouni before the expected verdict. Allouni had asked the court for permission to visit his family in Syria to attend the funeral of his mother but authorities denied his request and instead ordered him back to jail.
Allouni insisted he merely interviewed Osama bin Laden after the 11 September attack on the United States. The channel's reporting has been described as largely supportive of the rebels, while demonizing the Syrian government.
The Lebanese newspaper As-Safir cited outtakes of interviews showing that the channel's staff coached Syrian eyewitnesses and fabricated reports of oppression by Syria's government. It refers to leaked internal e-mails suggest that Al Jazeera has become subordinated to the Qatari emir's assertive foreign policy, which supports Syria's rebels and advocates military intervention in the country.
It was meddling with each and every detail of reports on the Syrian revolution.
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Al Jazeera reportedly put pressure on its journalists to use the term "martyr" for slain Syrian rebels, but not pro-government forces. The former Editor stated that the Muslim Brotherhood was "controlling the Syrian file at Al-Jazeera" with both organizations biasing news coverage in favour of the Brotherhood ousting the Syrian government of Assad by force and warning the then-editor "the majority [in Syria] is with the Muslim Brotherhood and [taking power] is within our grasp" so "thank your god if you get a pardon when we become the government.
Al Jazeera stated that the coalition leaders were taking exception because its reporting made it more difficult for both countries to manage the way the war was being reported. The Lobby documentary utilized hidden cameras and undercover journalism to investigate alleged efforts by Israeli diplomats and local pro-Israel advocacy groups to influence British foreign policy in Israel's favor. On 9 OctoberOfcom issued a page ruling rejecting all the complaints.
The ruling was welcomed by an Al Jazeera source as a vindication of the network's journalism. This led to significant controversy and accusations by the United States government that Al Jazeera was engaging in propaganda on behalf of terrorists.
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Governor Gavin Newsom would host a show titled The Gavin Newsom Showwhile concurrently serving as lieutenant governor. Acquisition by Al Jazeera[ edit ] See also: The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Time Warner later added Al Jazeera America on December 6, after a new deal was signed 2 months earlier. But broadcast media is a business, and being an independent content producer in a time of increasing consolidation is a challenge.
Press also didn't expect Stephanie Miller to continue her show on Al Jazeera. Press said he would look for TV coverage to replace Current but expected having trouble finding a replacement. In a January 22, article in Politico Al Jazeera spokesman Stan Collender said the network's launch would be pushed back to within six months, and would create "multiple hundreds of new jobs" and new bureaus around the country.