Qatar denies asking Al Jazeera to drop 'Israeli lobby' docu Feb 09, 2018 0 157 12345 QNADohaQatar has denied it has asked Doha-based Al Jazeera channel not to air a documentary on"Israeli lobby in Washington" and called such news reported by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz as false."Qatar realises that the significance and constructive role of media is conditioned upon media independence. This is precisely why Qatar's government ensured to create all the right conditions for Qatar-based media outlets to thrive independently and objectively," Foreign Ministry spokesperson HE Lulwah al Khater said when asked whether Qatar has hold American Jewish leaders that it will prevent Al Jazeera from broadcasting an investigative documentary about the"Israeli lobby in Washington"."Accordingly, Qatar denies the false news about requesting the Al Jazeera Network to suspend the airing of the documentary that was produced by the latter," she said.Khater added,"We see this news in the context of the blockading countries' tireless attempts to cast scepticism over Qatar's open and progressive model of governance." œThis is an attempt to make a case for repeating their demand to shut down Al Jazeera. Shutting down Al Jazeera has been an objective of the quartet which owns dozens of media outlets but seems unable to compete with Al Jazeera, in what should be a free market of ideas. It seems like their inability to compete and gain credibility is what is driving these campaigns to defame Qatar and its various positions, Khater said.She said journalism and media are vital and advanced professions that have their own codes of ethics, regulations and guidelines. They are as well as governed, as the situation demands, by both national and international law. œShould any party have a legitimate concern based on solid legal grounds, they may proceed with the agreed upon mechanisms in such cases, Khater added. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Emir directs QR33 mn urgent aid for Gaza Feb 09, 2018 0 1475 Karwa drivers hope to meet targets with taxi fare hike Feb 09, 2018 0 756 Kanar festival kicks off at Al Mazrouah Yard Feb 09, 2018 0 663 MEC issues circular on use of slogans and public names Tribune News Network Doha The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) on Thursday issued a circular on the use of slogans and names in the country. In a statement, the MEC said it has recently noticed unregulated use by .. NHRC foils 1,894 attempts to hack its website this month DOHA The website of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) has foiled 1,894 hacking attempts this month. This was disclosed by NHRC on its official Twitter account. There were 112 failed hacking attempts on February .. NHRC chief calls on GANHRI to expose wrong practices of blockading countries QNA Berlin Qatar's National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Chairman Dr Ali bin Smaikh al Marri Thursday condemned the attempts of the siege countries to tarnish the image of the committee and to prevent it from .. UN thanks Qatar for Gaza aid The United Nations has expressed its gratitude towards Qatar for the rapid and generous response to its urgent appeal to avoiding a humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and ..