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Four Neighboring Countries Demand That Qatar Shut Down Al-Jazeera


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Four Neighboring Countries Demand That Qatar Shut Down Al-Jazeera

Juan Cole

In a bid completely to return the Middle East to the old system of strict government media censorship, four countries have demanded that Qatar close down the Aljazeera television channel.


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This is a very important issue for journalism. It's not often we get a chance to support flat-out journalism versus a lack of it, but this seems to be a case, with Al Jazeera basically unique in the region for providing it.


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So what is the US stand on this? I have seen this reported only by DN----WHY?