The Stream - Will Al Jazeera be shut down?

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Why does a Saudi Arabia-led group of nations want Al Jazeera to close? It's been more than a month since Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed sanctions on the country, accusing it of supporting "terrorism", an allegation Doha has rejected as "baseless". One of a list of 13 demands the countries made of Qatar was that it shutter the global media network.

Since then, Al Jazeera offices in Riyadh and Amman have been closed and its websites blocked in several of the countries. Qatari-owned Al Jazeera began in 1996 and was the first pan-Arab news channel in a region dominated by tightly controlled state media.
The Stream - Will Al Jazeera be shut down?

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On the Stream: Why are Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations demanding the closure of Al Jazeera?

Thumbnail: Staff work inside the headquarters of Al Jazeera Network, in Doha, Qatar on June 8, 2017. (REUTERS/NASEEM ZEITOON)

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