Committee to Protect Journalists: Bahrain government freezes Al Jazeera operations ‘indefinitely’

The Bahraini government has ‘indefinitely’ suspended Al Jazeera’s English and Arabic channels from reporting in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reports.

On Tuesday, Bahrain’s Ministry of Culture and Information decided to “temporarily freeze the activities of the Bahrain bureau of the Qatari satellite news channel Al Jazeera for having violated professional norms and for failing to observe laws and procedures regulating journalism, printing and publishing,” according to the official Bahrain News Agency.

The ministry’s decision comes just one day after Al Jazeera aired a program about poverty in Bahrain.

Al Jazeera was previously banned from 2002-7.

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