Qatar Waging Influence Operations Across U.S. Through Hacks, Secret Cash Deals

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani

Qatar, a small oil-rich country with outsized regional influence, has been engaged in secret cyber espionage operations on American soil while also spending millions of dollars to pay prominent Washington, D.C., insiders as part of an ongoing campaign to alter America’s political landscape, according to former intelligence officials and other experts.

Journalist Group Staffers Fail to Disclose Conflict of Interest With Al Jazeera

al jazeera

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.