Al Jazeera to Take Legal Action Against Egypt

Says new Egyptian government harassed, intimidated network since Morsi was deposed
Al Jazeera English Channel staff prepare for the broadcast / AP

The Al Jazeera news network announced on Thursday that it would take legal action against “Egypt’s military-backed government” after it ordered the station’s local affiliate to end its broadcasts.

New York Assemblyman to Al Jazeera: Drop Dead

Elected official calls for boycott of Qatar-funded news network
Kieran Michael Lalor / AP

A New York state assemblyman has launched a petition calling on major cable companies to drop the newly launched news station Al Jazeera America and encouraged consumers to cancel their cable subscriptions if companies do not drop the network by the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.