Al Jazeera, the Qatari-owned Arabic-language broadcaster, suffered a big hit on Monday when 22 journalists resigned en masse to protest what they said was the network’s “biased coverage” in Egypt.
According to GulfNews.com, anchor Karem Mahmoud said the resignations were due to a perceived lack of commitment by Al Jazeera to professionalism in media coverage. He said that “the management in Doha provokes sedition among the Egyptian people and has an agenda against Egypt and other Arab countries.”
Mahmoud added that management used to instruct the staff to favor the Muslim Brotherhood, which took over the country during the “Arab Spring.”
On Sunday, Haggag Salama a correspondent of the network in Luxor, Egypt, resigned after accusing the network of “airing lies and misleading viewers.”
All I can say is that it’s about time they realized this, considering Accuracy in Media has been saying essentially the same thing about Al Jazeera for more than six years.