Al-Jazeera Accussed of Damaging Kenya’s National Security

In December 2013, Egypt arrested and prosecuted 3 Al-Jazeera journalists for damaging national security.

In Kenya, the Interior ministry charges Al-Jazeera Television Network of airing a deliberately skewed film to support and empathize with terrorists and their sympathizers.

The Interior Ministry said it will investigate and bring charges against those involved in Al Jazeera’s documentary.

Kenya security agencies insist that the Al-Jazeera film’s “tone and subjective nature” of the documentary was “deliberately skewed to support (and) empathize with terrorists (and) their sympathizers.”

Local Kenyan journalists were involved in the filming while visiting journalists, rather than Nairobi-based staff, had produced the piece, Mwenda Njoka, the Interior Ministry spokesman said in a statement.

A research on Al-Jazeera involvement in supporting and sympathizing with terror.

Al Jazeera is owned by the government of Qatar though Al Jazeera officials have stated that they are editorially independent from the government of Qatar, this assertion has been viewed skeptically by global intelligence networks.

History of infringing National Security

On 4 July 2004, the Algerian government froze the activities of Al Jazeera’s Algerian correspondent

In December 2013, Egypt arrested and prosecuted 3 Al-Jazeera journalists for damaging national security.

On 27 January 1999, several Algerian cities were cutoff from power supply to stop residents from watching Al-Jazeera documentary

In May 2000, Bahrain banned Al Jazeera broadcast due to channel’s comments about Bahrain’s municipal election

During the 2011 Egyptian protests, on 30 January, the Egyptian government ordered the TV channel to close its offices. A day after, on 31 January, Egyptian security forces arrested six Al Jazeera journalists for several hours and seized their camera equipment.

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In May 2012 Chinese authorities refused to renew Al Jazeera correspondent’s press credentials and visa, or allow a replacement journalist. Al Jazeera consequently closed its bureau in Beijing



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