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Houthi fighters storm Al Jazeera bureau in Sanaa

Houthi fighters storm Al Jazeera bureau in Sanaa

Yemen’s Houthi fighters have stormed the closed Al Jazeera Network bureau in the capital Sanaa and stolen the remaining equipment. Sunday’s raid came just hours after the Arabic channel broadcast a documentary film titled Stolen Weapons in Yemen, discussing the group’s looting of arms. “Eyewitnesses said that two cars carrying more than 10 fighters raided […]

Why is Facebook targeting Palestinian accounts again?

Why is Facebook targeting Palestinian accounts again?

The social media giant continues to disable Palestinian accounts and pages, activists say. Refaat Alareer Facebook continues to disable Palestinian pages, as several administration accounts and two pages have been deleted recently, according to Palestinian activists. Last week, administrators from the Palestinian Information Centre (PIC) Facebook page in Arabic reported that at least 10 accounts were […]

India-Pakistan: Media on fire

India-Pakistan: Media on fire

India and Pakistan are once again at odds and the issue in question is, once again, Kashmir. The area claimed by both countries has seen endless clashes, protests and curfews on the Indian side, including the most recent attack on an army base, which left 19 Indian soldiers dead and the media on fire The […]

Censor Board refuses to clear documentary on Modi-Kejriwal’s 2014 Varanasi battle

Censor Board refuses to clear documentary on Modi-Kejriwal’s 2014 Varanasi battle

The Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to clear filmmaker Kamal Swaroop’s latest documentary ‘Battle of Banaras’. The film documents the high-profile electoral battle between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The documentary’s screening before the Censor Board’s examining […]

Al Jazeera condemns Egypt verdict

Al Jazeera condemns Egypt verdict

Following today’s retrial verdict in Cairo, Al Jazeera Media Network’s Acting Director General Dr Mostefa Souag said: “Today’s verdict defies logic and common sense. Our colleagues Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy will now have to return to prison, and Peter Greste is sentenced in absentia.” The whole case has been heavily politicised and has not been […]

Iran’s media intensifies attacks against Turkey

Iran’s media intensifies attacks against Turkey

For several weeks, the Iranian media has been waging a propaganda campaign against Turkey and its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as reported by Anadolu on Friday. Like Western media, the Iranian news agencies, newspapers and news websites have been publishing and broadcasting reports claiming that Turkey is supporting terrorists in the Middle East, mainly ISIS. […]