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Egypt closes Al Jazeera affiliate, Brotherhood TV

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Latest update : 2013-09-03

An Egyptian court has ordered al Jazeera’s local affiliate and three other networks to cease broadcasting, saying that they operated without a permit and accusing al Jazeera Mubasher Misr of spreading rumours and posing a national threat.

A Cairo court Tuesday ordered the closure of four television channels, including Al-Jazeera Egypt and Ahrar 25, a network belonging to the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood.

The other two channels to be closed are the Islamist broadcasters Al-Yarmuk and Al-Quds, according to the court order.

The closure comes a day after Islamist broadcaster Al-Hafez was ordered shut following accusations that it was "inciting hatred" against Coptic Christians and "undermining national unity".

Ahrar 25 was among several other Islamist networks that went off air soon after the July 3 ouster by the military of president Mohamed Morsi.

Tuesday's order against Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr comes two days after Egyptian authorities expelled three foreign journalists working as freelancers for the Doha-based network's English-language channel.

Egypt's authorities have accused Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr of bias in its reporting of the coup that ousted Morsi.

The channel has previously complained that the security forces raided its Cairo offices and seized equipment.

(AFP)
 

Date created : 2013-09-03

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