CAIRO: Egypt yesterday banned Qatar’s Al Jazeera TV channel at its hotels because of its hostile stances against the country.
The decision follows a call by Bahrain Journalists’ Association president Ahdeya Ahmed during an interview by Egypt’s Al Mehwer TV channel.
She said in the interview that Al Jazeera is available as part of the bouquet of channels at hotels despite the channel inciting protests and acts of sabotage.
The Egyptian government had announced its decision less than 48 hours after she made the call through the Egyptian media, Ms Ahmed said in a statement to Bahrain News Agency.
She is in Egypt to attend a meeting of the liberties committee, which is an offshoot of the Arab Journalists’ Union.