Bahrain suspends al-Jazeera operations and bars TV crew

Bahrain has suspended local operations of the Qatari broadcaster al-Jazeera and barred a crew from travelling to the Gulf Arab state, accusing the channel of flouting press rules. Al-Jazeera, with a record of tense relations with Arab states over its coverage of sensitive political topics, recently aired programmes on poverty and the treatment of Asian labourers, both sensitive matters in Bahrain. “Bahrain has temporarily frozen the office of the Qatari al-Jazeera satellite TV channel for breaching the professional media norms and flouting the laws regulating the press and publishing,” the official Bahrain News Agency said, without giving details.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/19/bahrain-suspends-al-jazeera

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