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Al Jazeera, other TV stations forced off air in Egypt

Published time: July 03, 2013 22:07
Edited time: July 04, 2013 00:36
A still from Al Jazeera’s broadcast at the time its Cairo office was raided.

A still from Al Jazeera’s broadcast at the time its Cairo office was raided.

Al Jazeera’s Egyptian broadcast has been taken off the air. Both Reuters and Al Jazeera itself reported that security forces raided Cairo offices and detained at least five staff members.

Karim El-Assiuti has told Reuters his colleagues at the Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr channel were arrested while working at their studio. The station was prevented from broadcasting from a pro-Morsi rally, and a broadcasting crew was detained.

Ayman Mohyeldin, a Foreign Correspondent for NBC News, reported via Twitter that security personnel entered the broadcaster's offices overlooking Tahrir square looking for Al Jazeera journalists.

The Qatari-owned Egyptian arm for Al Jazeera first began broadcasting following the 2011 toppling of former president Hosni Mubarak. It has since then been accused by Egypt’s opposition of being sympathetic to Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Al Jazeera's live Egypt broadcast was on air as the country’s security forces stormed the office arresting the presenter, guests and producers while they were off camera, as can be heard in the audio of the YouTube clip below:

Comments (77)


Leah-par Stork 12.02.2014 14:47

The whole world is disillusioned; media propaganda paints a pseudo-reality.

Justice prevailed when more people took to the streets to out Morsi, and the only people that listened were the Egyptian military.

The media was all over the Mubarak protests, they forgot to mention that more people protested against Morsi's rule.

Even though history will record Egyptian's protested in greater numbers against Morsi's rule, than did against Mubarak.

Anonymous user 07.07.2013 17:10

Morsi was a blunderer, but Mubarak's old cronies worked from Day One to destroy Egypt's revolution.

Anonymous user 04.07.2013 18:42

Congratulations to Egypt on your victory. I hope your country will remain peaceful and successful.

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