As Israel bans Al Jazeera, UN defends free press

As Israel bans Al Jazeera, UN defends free press
As Israel bans Al Jazeera, UN defends free press

Hello and welcome to the details of As Israel bans Al Jazeera, UN defends free press and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - Al Jazeera has been the focus of months of criticism by Netanyahu and his government in the latest round of a long-running feud that began well before Israel’s war with Hamas in Gaza. — AFP pic

NEW YORK, May 7 — The United Nations defended freedom of the press Monday as it commented on Israel’s decision to shut down the Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera.

Advertisement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday his government had decided unanimously to close the channel, and hours later it went off-air in the country.

Al Jazeera has been the focus of months of criticism by Netanyahu and his government in the latest round of a long-running feud that began well before Israel’s war with Hamas in Gaza.

“Regarding the closure of the Al Jazeera office in Israel,” said spokesman Stephane Dujarric of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s office, “we’ve made it clear that we stand firmly against any decision to roll back freedom of the press.”

Advertisement

“A free press provides an invaluable service to ensure that the public is informed and that the public is engaged,” he added.

Israel’s Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi said he had issued the order to shutter the channel, confiscate equipment and restrict broadcasting to Al Jazeera’s websites in a separate joint statement with Netanyahu. — AFP

These were the details of the news As Israel bans Al Jazeera, UN defends free press for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Indonesian pilgrim’s journey to Makkah: 60 years of unforgettable memories
NEXT India on ‘red alert’ over severe heatwave

Author Information

I have been an independent financial adviser for over 11 years in the city and in recent years turned my experience in finance and passion for journalism into a full time role. I perform analysis of Companies and publicize valuable information for shareholder community. Address: 2077 Sharon Lane Mishawaka, IN 46544, USA Phone: (+1) 574-255-1083 Email: [email protected]