Posted: 09 Sep 2013 Print Send a link
Gulf Times (Doha), 6 Sept 2013: "'The Al Jazeera Network condemns the jamming of its operations and stresses that any attempt to disturb the broadcast will not affect the network’s quest to report facts and bring truth to viewers,' [a] statement said. 'In reaction to this clear violation of broadcasting rights, Al Jazeera has decided to take legal advice and action against those who are responsible for the jamming of the signal.'"
Al Jazeera English, 4 Sept 2013: "The Qatar-based broadcaster has been forced to change frequencies several times to allow viewers to continue to watch the network's news and sport channels."
Egypt Independent, 7 Sept 2013, translating Al-Masry Al-Youm: "Qatar will maneuver around the Egyptian government’s shutdown of Al-Jazeera, media experts say, by launching its first satellite 'Suhail 1' in a bid to reaffirm its place in Arab media. ... [A] source expressed fear of the consequences of the ruling which ordered Al-Jazeera channels be banned on Nilesat. The source said Al-Jazeera, which monopolizes all international and continental sporting events, will move to Suhail 1, taking all football and sports audience."
VOA News, 3 Sept 2013, Edward Yeranian: "An Egyptian court has ordered four television channels to halt their broadcasts, including Aljazeera's local affiliate and a network belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood. ... Aljazeera reported the court had placed restrictions on it and said Aljazeera was 'broadcasting without a license.' The station says it was granted a license in April. Aljazeera Direct played a jingle Tuesday on its airwaves, amid an abbreviated news schedule, calling for the 'victory of Islam and the defeat of secularism.'"