Double Standards or Welcoming New Era? Qatar’s Al Jazeera Mocked After Sharing Pro-Saudi Posts

Published January 7th, 2021 - 07:22 GMT
Al Jazeera logo. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Al Jazeera logo. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
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Aljazeera has started sharing pro-Saudi posts on social media ahead of blockade lift.

Social media users have launched a memes campaign against Qatari owned Media Network, Aljazeera, after it shared plenty of pro-Saudi posts following Riyadah’s decision to abolish the long Doha-blockade.

Since the start of Qatar blockade, Aljazeera was familiar with sharing anti-Saudi articles and social media posts; especially after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khassogi. 

Saudi Twitter users have also taken this chance to make fun of themselves and how they used to slam qatari policies and media outlets through social media. 

Translation: “If you arrive at the Qatari borders and they open your old Tweets.”

Translation: “Internet Explorer will be shy to do this.” Original Tweet: “I want to congratulate the Qatari football team for winning Asian cup in 2019.” 

Saudi Arabia had decided on monday to open its land, air and sea borders with Qatar in a move to end a dispute lasting more than three years.

Following that, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani flew to Saudi to attend a Gulf summit on Tuesday where Gulf Arab leaders signed a declaration Tuesday to ease a rift with Qatar.

Translation: “Aljazeera after blockade lift; Breaking News: Khasshogi died due to Coronavirus.”

Translation: “What gone has gone.” 

Following tons of mockery comments and sarcastic jokes, AlJazeera shared photos for other Arab countries’ structural development to cover up focusing on Saudi Arabia ahead of the reconciliation.

Al Jazeera is a state-owned broadcaster based in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network. In June 2017, the Saudi, Emirati, Bahraini, and Egyptian governments demanded the closure of the news station as one of thirteen demands made to Qatar during the 2017 crisis.


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