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UAE media welcomes block of Qatar’s Al Jazeera

May 25, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Headquarters of Al-Jazeera Media Network, in the Qatari capital Doha [KARIM JAAFAR/AFP via Getty Images]

Emirati media outlets have welcomed a decision by the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) to block access to Qatar’s Al Jazeera Live website and other Qatari newspapers.

A senior media official welcomed the decision saying Al Jazeera does not report opposing opinions as its false slogan says, but it is a tool and a means of war just like money and weapons.

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He said the channel has been acting as a tool to spread chaos in the Arab world, adding that the Emirati and Saudi media regulators’ decision to block the channel is welcome and comes late especially after the channel has shown its true face and turned into a spokesman for terrorist organisations.

Egypt blocks Al Jazeera's website along with a number of Qatar-based sites [masrawy]

Egypt blocks Al Jazeera’s website along with a number of Qatar-based sites [masrawy]

Saudi, Egypt and the UAE all blocked sites belonging to Qatar including Al Jazeera following increased tensions between the countries as a result of fake news which was leaks on the internet on Tuesday.

After the official Qatari News Agency was hacked, a statement was published attributed to Qatar Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, in which he purportedly called on Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to reconsider their “anti-Doha” positions.