Pia Kjaersgaard, leader of the Danish People’s Party, – third biggest party, has called for a ban on Arab TV-channels …
Meanwhile, in the Arab world..
In Saudi Arabia, a journalist was recently sentenced to 50 lashes for allegedly instigating protests against a government electricity company following a series of power cuts.
Fahd al-Jukhaidib, who works for the daily Al-Jazeirah newspaper, was also sentenced to two months in prison for his “crime.” He will be whipped in public in front of the electricity company offices.
Earlier this week, the Moroccan government suspended the operations of the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera news network over what it called “unfair reporting.
The Moroccan government accused the TV channel of “seriously distorting Morocco’s image and manifestly damaging its interests, most notably its territorial integrity.”
Egypt, the largest Arab country, deserves an award for excellence in suppressing freedom of the media and harassing journalists. Egyptian authorities have banned satellite channels from broadcasting live events or distributing news reports to other television stations.
Ps. Just a thought:
Can anyone imagine the reaction if Israel were to ban Al-Jazeera from operating in its territory?…