Israel to shut down Al Jazeera's operation in Jerusalem

Rights groups, journalists and media organisations have condemned Israel's decision to shut down Al Jazeera's operations in Jerusalem.

 

Anger erupted after the Israeli communications minister, Ayoub Kara, on Sunday proposed to shutter the office in Jerusalem and revoke the press credentials of the network's Arabic and English journalists there.

"Al Jazeera denounces this decision made by a state that claims to be 'the only democratic state in the Middle East,'" the network said in a statement, adding that the reasons the Israeli minister of communications used to justify such a move were "odd and biased".

The Committee to Protect Journalists said that Israel should abandon its "undemocratic plans" and allow Al Jazeera and all journalists to "report freely from the country and the areas it occupies".

"Censoring Al Jazeera or closing its offices will not bring stability to the region, but it would put Israel firmly in the camp of some of the region's worst enemies of press freedom," said Sherif Mansour, CPJ's Middle East and North Africa programme coordinator.
- http://www.aljazeera.com/-

Latest News

Vocational studies curricular to improve - Prime Minister

July 21, 2018

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the government will introduce...

Nearest School, Best School concept compromised for political gains - Subject Minister says

July 20, 2018

  Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says he has received...

"President Sirisena Pumps Up Qatar Ambassador 'Thug' Liyanage" Cry Worried Parents

July 20, 2018

Voicing their concerns about the future of their children's education...

The monk who preaches odd sermons to novice monks!

July 20, 2018

Aparekke Pugnananda Thera was once a very popular monk in...

Connect with Us

fb twitter youtube g ins in

Most viewed in Last week

Ambassador A.S.P. Liyanage Turns 'Thug' in Qatar (Video)

July 17, 2018

Forcefully takes over Stafford Sri Lanka School, robs monies from...

China gave more Rs.100 million to Rajapaksa!  

July 16, 2018

A firm named China Harbour Engineering Company has given Rs.100...

Head of corrupt Chinese firm attempts to flee country!

July 18, 2018

It is reported China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), the Chinese...

Is this Gota’s democracy?

July 16, 2018

Former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says that he is well...