Al-Jazeera accuses Egypt of signal-jamming

2013-09-04 11:00
Al-Jazeera

Al-Jazeera

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Doha - Qatari-owned news channel Al-Jazeera has accused Egyptian authorities of jamming the network's satellite signals, as the broadcaster kept up its critical coverage of Cairo's crackdown on Islamists.

"Independent experts" used by Al-Jazeera have determined where the jamming was coming from, the network said on its website late on Tuesday.

The experts were "confident about both the locations and who is responsible", Al-Jazeera said, adding that trackers have identified locations east and west of Cairo, and specifically identified military installations as the source of interference.

The network said it has been forced to change frequencies several times to allow viewers to watch its news and sport channels.

'Biased reporting'

Egyptian authorities and local media have accused Al-Jazeera of biased reporting on the popularly-backed coup that toppled Islamist president Mohammed Morsi on 3 July and on its bloody aftermath.

The Qatari network has given wide coverage to demonstrations that followed Morsi's arrest and the crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters.

On Tuesday, a Cairo court also ordered the closure of Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr (Egypt Direct), with three other Islamist channels.

Al-Jazeera has previously complained that the security forces raided its Cairo offices and seized equipment.

Wealthy Qatar had been a strong supporter of Morsi, and it stood out among other Gulf nations in condemning Egypt's deadly crackdown on pro-Morsi demonstrations.

Read more on:    mohammed morsi  |  egypt  |  north africa  |  egypt conflict  |  egypt crisis
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Top 10 richest musicians of all time

Check out the gallery to find out who they are!

 
 

Luxury living

10 of the most expensive things that will leave your jaw hanging!
Seven of the most expensive children's toys ever made
5 millionaires turned murderers
The youngest billionaires in the world and how they made it
Traffic Alerts
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Innovation, idealism, romanticism and other far reaching dreams can lead you into a spiral of enthusiasm and excitement. Somewhere...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.