Al-Jazeera office in Amman shut down

first_img Organisation News Jordan bans coverage of teachers’ protests Follow the news on Jordan RSF_en News August 12, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts August 8, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Jazeera office in Amman shut down Two Jordanian TV journalists arrested after broadcasting criticism of lockdown News to go further Help by sharing this information News JordanMiddle East – North Africa June 15, 2020 Find out more JordanMiddle East – North Africa Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives The Jordanian information minister has withdrawn accreditation in Amman for Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite TV, closing down the office in the capital. The channel is accused of “provoking sedition in the kingdom” and “defaming” the royal family. He also prohibited its correspondants from working inside Jordan and warned them that they would be prosecuted if they did not submit to the order. On 11 August 2002, the authorities at Amman airport seized 29 video cassettes belonging to the sports correspondent of the television channel Al Jazira, who was on his way to Qatar.The confiscation of the tapes follows a decision taken by the Jordanian government on 7 August to withdraw accreditation from the Qatar channel, on the grounds that it had defamed Jordan and the country’s royal family. According to the journalist, the authorities want to check whether the pictures were filmed before Al Jazira journalists were banned from working in Jordan. The tapes will be returned to him if the pictures date from before 7 August.______________________________________________________________  The Jordanian information ministry has withdrawn accreditation in Amman for Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite TV, closing down the office in the capital. The channel is accused of “provoking sedition in the kingdom” and “defaming” the royal family.”Once again Al-Jazeera has been silenced in the Arab world. This censorship is unacceptable for a country that seeks to be seen internationally as respecting freedom of expression,” said Robert Ménard, General Secretary of Reporters Without Borders in a letter to information ministry Mohammad Adwan.”We urge you to withdraw this measure and to grant Al Jazeera and its journalists a fresh accreditation,” he added.The information ministry announced its decision to effectively close the Al-Jazeera bureau in the Jordan Multimedia Production building on 7 August, accusing it of “continuously intends to harm Jordan and its national stands whether directly or indirectly”. Information minister Mohammad Adwan warned its four correspondents working in Jordan that they would be prosecuted if they did not submit to the order.It followed the broadcast the previous evening of a political programme “Opposite Direction”. One of the participants in the debate, a US university professor of Palestinian origin, strongly criticised the late King Hussein of Jordan, whom he described as being in the pay of the United States. He also accused Jordan of having pro-Israeli policies.In an interview with AFP, Mohammad Adwan said that the broadcast had “surpassed all kinds of decency in its programms by attacking the nation’s leaders and its nobilities”. He said that remarks by the participants and the presenter of the programme constituted “pure defamation against Jordan and the royal family” and he concluded that, “there is no doubt today that Al-Jazeera has adopted a conscious anti-Jordan policy”.Mohammed Jassem Al-Ali, managing editor of Al-Jazeera said he regretted the decision of the Jordanian information ministry, but that the channel “cannot gag the mouths of people”. “We had not intended to offend Jordan or to harm its relations with Arab countries”, he said.Reporters Without Borders recalled that at the start of the year Al-Jazeera was strongly criticised by Saudi Arabia and suffered censorship in Bahrain last March and in Iraq in July. The Jordanian government closed its bureau in Amman on a previous occasion between November 1998 and April 1999. At that time channel was accused of “deliberately and repeatedly insulting the Jordanian people and regime”. April 14, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Weather alert issued as homes lose power

first_imgWhatsApp NewsBreaking newsWeather alert issued as homes lose powerBy admin – December 21, 2013 660 Advertisement Facebook Print Andrew CareyMET eireann issued a weather warning this morning at 7am and it is continue through today as storms, gales and hail showers continue to batter the country.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A lightening strike in the south of the country in overnight storms left up to 7,000 homes without power but some 3,000 are restored.However homes in County Limerick and parts of Clare have also been sporadically darkened as power outages are reported.The Orange status weather warning comes with recommendations from An Garda Siochana that all unnecessary travel should be avoided as weather conditions hamper roads with localized flooding.ESB networks crews are working to restore all homes to power while the company say that extra crews will be on standby over Christmas in case of outages.A yellow marine weather alert is in place as where gusts from the southwest hit 100km/h while last nights storm had winds reaching 120km/h in parts.A number of sailings have been delayed or cancelled and anyone with any travel plans should check with operators.center_img Email Twitter Previous articleTax demands made on alleged brothel keepersNext articleFarmer wins court costs appeal admin Linkedinlast_img read more

Zack Moss Has Meetings With Lions, Buccaneers, Redskins

first_img Brad James Tags: NFL Draft/Zack Moss Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHIALEAH GARDENS, Fla.-Per news Thursday, former University of Utah tailback Zack Moss had tele-conference meetings with the Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins as reported by NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo.The 5-10 220-pound Moss has previously met with the Lions and Buccaneers February 27-March 1 at the NFL Combine at Indianapolis.Moss, who ran for 4,067 yards and 38 touchdowns at Utah, is expected to be a Day 2 draft pick during next week’s NFL Draft. April 16, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Zack Moss Has Meetings With Lions, Buccaneers, Redskinslast_img read more