Monday, July 08, 2013

22 Al Jazeera Staff Resign Over Bias In Favor Of Muslim Brotherhood

We all know that journalists are supposed remain unbiased, but often are not. Same goes for news channels. But according to Gulf News a bunch of Al Jazeera based Egyptian journalists resigned, en masse, because of biased reporting in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The news channel Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr saw 22 members of staff resign on Monday in Egypt over what they alleged was coverage that was out of sync with real events in Egypt.


Mahmoud said that the resignations had been brought about by a perceived lack of commitment and Al Jazeera professionalism in media coverage, adding that “the management in Doha provokes sedition among the Egyptian people and has an agenda against Egypt and other Arab countries.”
Mahmoud added that the management used to instruct each staff member to favour the Muslim Brotherhood.

He said that “there are instructions to us to telecast certain news”.

Haggag Salama, did the same thing on-air live.  Kudos to them.

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