Al Jazeera forced off the air in Egypt

Al Jazeera Raided, Forcibly Taken Off Air In Egypt
Zoe Schlanger 6:19 PM EDT, Wednesday July 3, 2013

The building that houses Al Jazeera’s live Egypt service was raided by security forces and forcibly taken off the air, according to an update Al Jazeera English posted to its website Wednesday evening.

Al Jazeera correspondents told Al Jazeera English the raid occurred while a live broadcast was in progress, and that the presenter, guests and producers were arrested.

Update: Ayman Mohyeldin, a foreign correspondent for NBC News based in Egypt, tweeted that a group of men came to NBC’s offices in Egypt looking for Al Jazeera journalists.


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