Al-Jazeera Banned By Egyptian Authorities

The Jerusalem Post reports that Egyptian authorities ordered Al-Jazeera’s offices in Cairo shut down on Sunday morning following the network’s nonstop coverage of the massive protests against the government. The move triggered a sharp response from the Qatar-based news outlet, which released a statement accusing the Egyptian authorities of censorship.

“Al-Jazeera sees this as an act designed to stifle and repress the freedom of reporting by the network and its journalists,” read the statement, adding that the closure was aimed at “silencing the voices of the Egyptian people.”

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