Sunday, January 30, 2011

Egypt ban Al Jazeera Mubasher

Ayman Jaballah, the managing director of Al Jazeera Mubasher, said: "We call upon the Egyptian authorities to uphold the right of the media to report news freely. There should be no impediments or restrictions in front of a free press."
Al Jazeera Network has called for the Egyptian authorities to allow them to freely cover the events currently unfolding in the country.

Al Jazeera Mubasher banned in Egypt authorities ordered the Qatar-based pan-Arab al-Jazeera network to close its Cairo bureau, global satellite network has reported that their live channel Al Jazeera Mubasher was this morning (Friday) removed from the Nilesat platform from which the public receive television channels. This was after the channel was originally moved to different frequencies, the Network said in a press release issued on Friday.Network's bureau in Cairo had its telephone landlines cut, and its main Arabic news channel has also faced signal interference.
Nilesat, the satellite transmission company owned by the Egyptian Radio and Television Union and other government agencies, has stopped transmitting the signal of Al-Jazeera's primary channel;
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Al-Jazeera was one of the only news networks to maintain consistent and often exclusive coverage online and on their satellite channel of the events as they unfolded.Network releases statement calling move "an act designed to stifle and repress the freedom of reporting by the network and its journalists."

Egyptian authorities ordered Al-Jazeera's offices in Cairo shut down on Sunday morning following the network's non-stop coverage of the country's massive protests against the government. T

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