Aljazeera Is Ordered to Halt Operations in Another Country

Some things never change
The interim government has asked Aljazeera to discontinue its service in Somalia.

This news was reported on the terrorist website KavKaz Center today:
(note the references to the “puppet interim government”)

At least three FM radios and a TV were ordered to close their stations. A decree issued by the so call “security department” of the puppet “interim government” ordered the Shabelle Media Network, Horn Afrik, IQK and Aljazeera TV stations in Mogadishu to be shut down.

The decree says, “From today 15 January, 2007 the above mentioned radio and TV stations to halt their broadcasting operations as soon they receive this decree. The managements of the media are being informed to come to the government security department that lies in Bar FIAT in Mogadishu on Tuesday”.

All radio stations including Shabelle Radio instantly went off air.

The news comes as all local and foreign journalists were busy covering the events in Somalia.

The puppet “government” did not specifically justify why the free media in Somalia was shut down.

Aljazeera has ruffled a few feathers in the past for their reporting on Iraq.

Hundreds of Shiite protestors attend a rally as some hold posters with a portrait of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday Dec. 14, 2005. Angry Shiites marched to protest remarks made on a talk show on Al-Jazeera television. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Aljazeera was already asked to close its offices in Iraq. The Iraqi government was also displeased that the station’s broadcasters wore black in the aftermath of Saddam’s execution.

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