Al Jazeera Broadcasts Live From Cairo After an 8-Year Ban

Published August 1st, 2021 - 11:51 GMT
Al Jazeera broadcasts from Egypt
Al Jazeera building in Doha (AFP File Photo)

Al Bawaba-The Qatari-based Al Jazeera Arabic satellite news channel has started broadcasting live from Egypt. This is the first time it has done so after it was banned eight years ago.

According to the Turkish news agency Anadolu Agency Al Jazeera began its first broadcast on Saturday. It added its offices in Cairo were closed on 14 August 2013 after security forces broke up demonstrations in Rabia and Al Nahda Squares in the Egyptian capital.

Veteran anchor Shareen Abu Aqleh, who normally reports from the occupied Palestinian territories made the first broadcast on 31 July reporting on the visit of the Algerian Foreign Minister to Cairo.

Al Jazeera staff welcomed the first broadcasts direct from Egypt according to reports.

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