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IPI urges states in Qatar row to drop media demands

Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations that have blockaded Qatar and cut diplomatic relations over accusations that it supports terrorism should drop demands that it close Doha-based news network Al Jazeera and other media outlets, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Earlier today, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt agreed […]

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#MemberComment: the bid to shutter Al Jazeera

The demand by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt that Qatar shutter Al Jazeera, as well as other media outlets, as conditions for ending their ongoing blockade of the Gulf nation represents a bid to demonize journalism that should be opposed, IPI Executive Board Member Daoud Kuttab wrote last week. In an […]

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Al Jazeera bureaus closed, websites blocked in several Arab countries

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern over moves by Saudi Arabia, Jordan and other Arab countries to silence Qatar’s state-funded satellite television network Al Jazeera. On Monday, Saudi Arabia closed Al Jazeera’s bureau in Riyadh and revoked its operating licence. Jordan followed suit on Tuesday, announcing its decision to close the network’s bureau […]

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Three months on, Qatar still blocking Doha News

Independent online news portal Doha News has blasted the Qatari government’s ongoing block of the website in the country, saying that the nearly-three-month-old effort amounted to censorship. The country’s two telecommunications providers, Ooredoo and Vodafone, have blocked access to Doha News since Nov. 30 and the site is only accessibly through a Virtual Private Network […]

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