Sudan closes office of Qatar-based (Al Jazeera Mubasher) TV

Khartoum, SANA- Sudan’s Information Ministry on Sunday decided to close the office of Qatar-based (Al Jazeera Mubasher) TV channel in Khartoum, in addition to withdrawing the license from its correspondent as the channel has negatively affected “the country’s higher interests and national security”.

“In view of Al Jazeera Mubasher channel’s unprofessional approach to the developments in Sudan, which works to strike the social fabric in the country by broadcasting media content that violates the behavior, norms and ethics of the profession and the morals of the Sudanese people, it was decided to withdraw the license granted to the channel’s office in Khartoum,” Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information, Nasr El-Din Ahmed Mohamed Khaled was cited by Sudanese News Agency (SUNA) as saying in a statement on Sunday.

The decision affirmed that “Al Jazeera Mubasher channel broadcasted obscene words and showed inappropriate videos and old scenes, which harmed the country’s higher interests and its national security,” stressing that the channel did not commit to the conditions included in the granted license.

Rafah al-Allouni/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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