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Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr channel banned from Egypt
Authorities say channel had been working without legal permits, and was spreading lies and rumours damaging to national security
Ahram Online , Thursday 29 Aug 2013
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Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr
Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr

Egyptian authorities have banned Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr from working in the country.

The ministers of investment, telecommunication and information issued a statement on Thursday stating the Qatari channel was banned from Egypt because it does not have legal permits or permission to work in the country. 

The channel had been using unlicensed broadcasting devices, the statement added.

The statement accused the channel of spreading lies and rumours damaging to Egyptian national security and unity.

On 15 August, the cabinet asked the ministries of information, telecommunication and investment to check the channel's legal status.

Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr's offices in Cairo have been closed since 3 July 2013. It is currently broadcasting from Qatar. The channel is still operating on Nile Sat, broadcasting news and clips from pro-Muslim Brotherhood rallies in Egypt.

The channel started broadcasting in 2011 as a spin off from Qatar's Al Jazeera channel. It focuses mainly on Egyptian news.

It has been criticised by some observers for being biased towards the Muslim Brotherhood.


 





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agnabi
30-08-2013 04:31pm
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Just repeating the announcement?
Usually, when a journalist hear such accusation, he will also interview the other side. Your article said nothing about why this channel existed for a long time without permission as the government accused of it. Or you didn't tell anything about using unlicensed broadcasting devices. What is this? Did the government specify the name of the devices? Not informative except the decision of the government.
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The Arab American
30-08-2013 07:17am
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good
We used to like watching al Jazeera because we thought it was unbiased media until the 2nd revolution of Egypt we started to see al Jazeera being very un honest in its reporting and saw that they will say anything or show anything as long as it was supporting and defending the muslim brotherhood.
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Baysport
30-08-2013 04:43am
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Liars
I think the the Dictators are lying and not the news from Al Jazeera
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Ebrahim
29-08-2013 05:11pm
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Press freedom in danger
Do you call this Press and Media freedom? welcome back in the world of military rule!
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abdulrahman
13-09-2013 02:24am
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Freedom, Human Rights and Security Are In Danger
Since the coup, every aspects of citizens' freedom and human rights are abused. Mass arrests of opposition leaders, closing of media offices and stations, military trials, killing of protesters and placing the nation under emergency rule are acts of dictators.

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