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  • Friday ,17 January 2014
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Al-Jazeera Correspondent Arrested while Filming outside Polling Stations

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Friday ,17 January 2014

Al-Jazeera Correspondent Arrested while Filming outside Polling Stations

The interim government has cracked down on the Qatari-based channel since the ouster of Mohamed Mursi on 3 July, accusing the channel of biased coverage. Since the channel has been banned, any Al-Jazeera reporters caught working within the country have been arrested, Egypt Independent reported.

In December, four Al-Jazeera English reporters were arrested in their Cairo hotel room for illegally broadcasting news clandestinely.
 
In other news, a Muslim Brotherhood student was arrested in Sohag, also filming military convoys near polling stations. He said he was going to send the film to the Al-Jazeera channel to show that turnout was low.