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Egypt Security Forces Raid Al Jazeera Office

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Al Jazeera television network says Egyptian security forces have raided its Cairo office for the second time this month, roughing up the staff and confiscating equipment. Bureau Chief Ahmed Zein says officers entered the channel’s new office Thursday and forced its journalists into one room. He said the security officials pushed a journalist after she […]

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Al-Jazeera Head Resigns

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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The al-Jazeera television network has named a member of the Qatari royal family to be its new director, after its chief of eight years resigned. Wadah Khanfar stepped down Tuesday, and said in a statement the move was one he had discussed with the network “for some time.” His resignation follows the release of leaked […]

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Israel Charges Al-Jazeera Journalist with Belonging to Hamas

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel is holding a journalist for the al-Jazeera television network on charges that he belongs to the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Al-Jazeera’s Kabul bureau chief Samer Allawi appeared before an Israeli military judge Tuesday and was told of the accusations. He denied the charges. Al-Jazeera’s Arabic-language network says Israeli authorities arrested Allawi on August 10 […]

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CPJ: Israel Charges Al-Jazeera Journalist with Militant Ties

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Committee to Protect Journalists says Israel is holding a journalist for the al-Jazeera television network on charges he has ties to the militant group Hamas. The program coordinator for the rights group’s Middle East and North Africa division told VOA that al-Jazeera journalist Samer Allawi appeared before an Israeli military judge Tuesday and was […]

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Israel Arrests Al-Jazeera Journalist

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Al-Jazeera says Israel has arrested its Kabul bureau chief, who was visiting his hometown in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The station’s Arabic-language network says Israel detained Samer Allawi on August 10 as he was trying to cross into Jordan. He had been vacationing in the Palestinian village of Sebastia prior to his arrest. The journalist’s […]

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