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SPECIAL REPORT: The Qatar-Gulf crisis: The attack on media freedom and the West’s loss of moral authority

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Volume 24, Issue 2

November, 2018

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Fernandez, J. (2018). SPECIAL REPORT: The Qatar-Gulf crisis: The attack on media freedom and the West’s loss of moral authority. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 24(2), 158-164. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v24i1.401
Author(s): Joseph M. Fernandez
Publication date: 
November, 2018

Commentary: Four Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia in mid-2017 launched a brazen attack on media freedom by demanding that Qatar shut down the Al Jazeera television network, as part of a list of demands prompted by a diplomatic crisis. The standoff has not ended although the immediate threat to Al Jazeera appears to have abated. The world's media responded to the threat to Al Jazeera by convening in Doha for a conference in July 2017 and by issuing a statement containing recommendations for the protection of freedom of expression.

https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v24i1.401