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Yvonne Ridley on Muslim women and human rights

By Yaseen Kippie While South Africans feel the country is in bleak state given the current political upheaval and weak economy, world renowned speaker Yvonne Ridley calls our country a place of optimism, and an example for the Middle East. Ridley is a British journalist, who was captured by the Taliban[…]

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Amnesty: Israel’s ban on Al Jazeera a ‘brazen attack’

Israel’s decision to shut down Al Jazeera’s operations in Jerusalem sends a “chilling message that Israeli authorities will not tolerate critical coverage”, Amnesty International has said. “This is a brazen attack on media freedom in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories,” Magdalena Mughrabi, Amnesty’s deputy Middle East and North Africa[…]

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Saudi Arabia bans Al Jazeera channels in hotels

Saudi Arabia has banned hotels and tourist facilities from airing Al Jazeera news channels and threatened to punish violators with the closure of their facility and a fine of up to $26,000. In a statement released on Friday, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage ordered that “all channels[…]

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Egypt blocks 21 websites, including Al Jazeera

Egypt has banned 21 news websites, including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television, for “supporting terrorism”, state news agency MENA and security sources said on Wednesday. Reuters tried to access five websites named by local Egyptian newspapers and broadcasters, including the Al Jazeera website, and found them all[…]

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Tracing the scent of oud

If your olfactory senses have been intrigued by the origins of Oud, then Scent from Heaven is a must-watch upcoming Al Jazeera documentary about one of the world’s rarest and most expensive commodities. Also known as Agarwood and Gaharu, kilo for kilo Oud costs more than gold and in recent[…]

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Fahmy sues Al Jazeera over arrest

EXCLUSIVE: “A living nightmare for a crime we did not commit” is how Egyptian-Canadian journalist, Mohamed Fahmy described an almost two-year long ordeal under Egyptian detention. The award winning reporter was arrested in Cairo on the 29th December 2013 alongside fellow Al Jazeera staff members Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste, after[…]

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