Congress recently approved new legislation that would force foreign-owned media organizations such as Qatar’s Al Jazeera to register as a foreign agent under U.S. law.
Two staffers at the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists argued in a lengthy essay published Monday that Al Jazeera should not be required to register as a foreign agent in the United States, without disclosing that an Al Jazeera host is a member of their organization’s board of directors.
Al Jazeera host Jamal Rayyan posted comments on YouTube last month in condemnation of Israel and in support of Hamas and jihadism.
Congress is pushing forward with an effort to spark a federal investigation into the Al Jazeera, the Qatari-funded propaganda network that recently conducted a secret, months-long spy operation on American Jews in Washington, D.C., according to lawmakers and sources familiar with the effort.
A bipartisan team of lawmakers is urging the Trump administration to launch an investigation into the Qatari-funded news outlet Al Jazeera, which the Washington Free Beacon recently disclosed had carried out a secret, months-long spy operation on American Jews and supporters of Israel, according to a draft copy of congressional correspondence obtained by this publication.
A months-long spy operation funded by Qatar’s Al Jazeera news network targeting American Jews and pro-Israel groups is fueling a new congressional effort to force the Middle Eastern news outlet to register as a foreign agent under U.S. laws, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.
Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner, who is accused of leaking a classified report to the media, blamed the stress from having to listen to Fox News at work for exposing the classified intelligence.
Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Leigh Winner told FBI agents she smuggled a classified document out of a high security intelligence facility in her pantyhose.
An anchor with the Arabic language news channel Al Jazeera posted a video on Facebook Friday with a caption that referred to Hurricane Irma’s destruction as a sign from God.