Al Jazeera undeterred by Egypt curb

Will continue its comprehensive coverage of landmark events there, says network chief.

    Al Jazeera denounced the closure of its bureau, saying the move was designed to stifle free reporting

    Al Jazeera has expressed its “utter disappointment” with the blockage of its signal on Nilesat and sees this as a further attempt to block its reporting out of Egypt. 

    The news network said on Sunday that the move was a reaction to the popularity of its wide coverage of the events in Egypt.

    On its bureau in Cairo being closed earlier by the Egyptian government, the network said it retained the right to take any available legal measures to reverse the move.
     
    “Regardless of the multiple attempts by the Egyptian authorities to deter and impede our reporting, Al Jazeera continues its comprehensive coverage of the landmark events unfolding in Egypt,” Wadah Khanfar, the news organisations's director general said.

    To further enhance its coverage of the unfolding events in Egypt, Al Jazeera has made available to bloggers, activists, and citizen journalists the following ways to send their images and stories to Al Jazeera:

    • Arabic content can be submitted to: sharek.aljazeera.net
    • English content can be submitted to:  yourmedia.aljazeera.net
    • On phone to +974-4489-6190 or +974-4489-6192

    Our Arabic sister channels are now broadcasting on the following new frequencies:

    1) New frequency for AJA & AJM on Nilesat 7W:
    10949 vertical   (new)
    SR: 27.500 Msps
    FEC: 3/4

    2) New frequency for AJA & AJM on Arabsat 26E:
    11585 vertical   (new)
    SR: 27.500 Msps
    FEC: 3/4

    3) Arabic and Mubasher on Hotbird:
    12111 MHz Vertical (Old)
    SR: 27.500 Msps
    FEC: 3/4

    4) Arabic and Mubasher on Arabsat Badr4 (Old):
    12034 MHz Horizontal
    SR: 27.500
    FEC: 3/4
     
    5) Arabic and Mubasher on Arabsat Badr4 (Old):
    11996 MHz Horizontal
    SR: 27.500
    FEC: 3/4

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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