The Iraqi Communications and Media Commission has banned the Qatari-owned “Al-Jazeera” news network, citing “violations of the official codes of conduct and broadcasting rules and regulations.”

Surprised by the decision, the news network issued a statement on Monday that touched on their ethics and professionalism:

“Al Jazeera is committed to its editorial principles in the coverage of current affairs in Iraq. It abides by its code of ethics in its coverage and programming, and by the highest global standards of professionalism, and has been doing so since its launch.”

In the past, Al-Jazeera has been accused by the Syrian and Egyptian governments of purposely reporting false stories and mingling in internal affairs.

Middle Eastern journalists accused Al-Jazeera in 2013 of manipulating stories to favor the Qatari-backed Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt; this resulted in the arrest of several journalists.

During the Syrian conflict, Al-Jazeera correspondents repeatedly entered Syria illegally and posted false stories to express the opinions of the Qatari regime.

Al-Jazeera has also been accused of sectarianism on numerous occasions; this stems from their anti-Shia Muslim narrative.

Iraq is the 3rd Arab country to close Al-Jazeera’s offices.

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fred walton
fred walton
2016-04-28 02:12

@lrozen @Joyce_Karam Have you seen this one ?

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-04-28 04:54

al-Thani family has created itself a lotsa friends in the last few years. I bet they are loved by indians too… Former boss of french DCRI (homeland security/intelligence agency) said in 2012 : “Nobody dares to speak about Saudi Arabia and Qatar but these nice people should stop stop feeding with their funds numbers of verry worrying actions […] There’ll come a day that the Qatar files will have to be opened as there’s a big problem there. And I don’t care about the results of the Paris-St.Germain” (Paris-St.Germain is the Paris Football Club which has been bought by Qatar… Read more »

James Mcevoy
James Mcevoy
2016-04-28 06:40

About time this mouthpiece of western lies was booted out

Adam Jabber
Adam Jabber
2016-04-28 06:45

Finally

Zoe Britten
Zoe Britten
2016-04-28 06:53

Great news

Dennis Khan
Dennis Khan
2016-04-28 07:01

I also kicked them out long ago.

Mark E. Arellano
Mark E. Arellano
2016-04-28 08:49

Iraq be like: “Bye Al-Jazeera”

Ameer Mtanio
Ameer Mtanio
2016-04-28 08:16

Finally
Hopefully many countries can do that too

Ron Chandler
Ron Chandler
2016-04-28 09:48

Australian ABC should be stopped from carrying AJ pro-FSA propaganda.

Котомкин-Портянский
Котомкин-Портянский
2016-04-28 09:16

. I wonder why this Qatari Wahhabi/Al-Qaeda propaganda tool pretending to be for “freedom” and “democracy” was allowed at all

shah
shah
2016-04-28 10:34

This channel is very anti Shia, Anti Russian and anti Assad.Finally Iraq takes action.Hope others can follow suit

Josep El Vell
Josep El Vell
2016-04-28 09:54
Henrik Hedda Wallin
Henrik Hedda Wallin
2016-04-28 13:27

It’s really dangerous to kick out media, even if it’s really bad biased media :/

sangos
sangos
2016-04-28 17:00

Good riddance.