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Egypt's foreign minister removes Al Jazeera mic at Khartoum dam meeting

Ahram Online , Saturday 12 Dec 2015
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A video circulating on social media on Saturday showed Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry removing an Al Jazeera microphone from the table in front of him as he was about to address a press conference in Khartoum.

In July 2013, shortly after Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was ousted, Egypt closed the Cairo office of the Qatari network, accusing it of biased and unprofessional coverage.

The Qatari network has continuously attacked the post-Morsi government, accusing it of undemocractic practices.

Egypt says Al Jazeera spreads false information about reality on the ground in the country.

In 2015, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered the release of two Al Jazeera journalists, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste, who had been convicted of reporting false news, and had been in jail since December 2013.

Relations between Egypt and Qatar soured after the ouster of Morsi, a key ally of Doha. 

Shoukry was in Khartoum to take part in trilateral talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

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Teresa Granner
14-12-2015 01:25am
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Made a mistake earlier. Should have there were not two journalists there were three. The rest of it was correct.
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Teresa Granner
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Made a mistake earlier. Should have there were not two journalists there were three. The rest of it was correct.
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Teresa Granner
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I find it hard to take seriously an article that can't even get it's facts right. There were three Al Jazeera journalists not three. And Baher and Mohammed were only released on bail. And technically Peter Greste hasn't been released either. He has only been deported. He still has a conviction hanging over his head.This is a very sloppy article.
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TAREK ghaly
13-12-2015 02:46pm
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In support of Egypt foreign minister action
Organisation like Aljazeera (a tool of foreign intelligence agencies) should be deprived of news also it is not watched by 90 million Egyptians Egypt a nation of 90 million and more than 7000 year history as a civil society can't be reported on by a corrupt tribe of few thousand tent dwellers
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Al
15-12-2015 01:01am
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Corruption in Egypt doesn't need Jazeera to point is out
90 million people are being screwed every day by your police, army, courts. Egyptian media is handcuffed in reporting on it because most of the vocal journalists are already in jail. You should be grateful that external media outlets are able to report on your government corruption because the dirty arms of Egyptian court can't reach them! Forget Jazeera, read the BBC and other objective organizations.
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ali
13-12-2015 12:19pm
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licker of royal family sauds
It's unfortunate no freedom for truth
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Allen
13-12-2015 08:35am
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A great move discrediting and marginalizing the Muslim brotherhood terrorists mouth peace.
This fake news outlet is both banned or closing its doors in most countries, particularly in the Arab world, it's supposed actual origin
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Tut
13-12-2015 03:45am
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Reality on the ground in the country ...
If the Egyptian government jailed, banned, and harassed every journalist and media outlet who report on the reality on the ground in Egypt, the government has to ban all sources. There is no need to falsify the reality on the ground or whatsoever , by Jazeera or others. The reality on the ground is as clear as the sun. Objectively, without being cynical, the reality is: economic collapse, social disintegration, democratic illusions, and security mirage. Which part of that is hidden from plain view requiring deliberate sabotage by Jazeera or others? Everyone around the world, and I mean everyone, sees how Egypt is collapsing, except the Egyptian government whose eyes are full of sand from keeping their heads buried underground!
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Tut
13-12-2015 05:07pm
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Looking at the map, Tarek!
The land been there since eternity, this is not the issue. On that map however I see what was poor and undeveloped tribal African nations are growing their economies, education, exports, and infrastructure; and the only thing we are growing here is our useless fleet of jets and tanks. At this rate of bankruptcy, don't be surprised if our "beloved pyramids" will be auctioned and sold to buy more submarines!
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13-12-2015 02:55pm
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Egypt is stable as the pyramids
Egypt is sable as the pyramids is been around for 7000 thousand years and will be there for eternity not sure about Qatar or aljazeera go and look at any map since maps were invented
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