JSC Decries YouTube's Decision Restricting Access to the Al-Jazeera Account, Especially Live Broadcasts & Demands Respect of the Right to Press Freedom 

2021-05-19 10:12


The Journalist Support Committee in Geneva (JSC) strongly decries"YouTube"'s action, restricting access to the "AlJazeera" Channel Account , especially the live broadcast, according to what the channel reported in a series of tweets, where Youtube claimed that the content may be "inappropriate". 

The committee considers that such a measure is a flagrant violation of Press Freedom, a public and unjustified bias against the media and unjustified discretion in measures with unclear backgrounds, especially after the Israeli bombardment and complete destruction of Al-Jalaa Tower in Gaza, where its office is located. 

The committee, declaring its solidarity with Al-Jazeera channel, calls on "YouTube" to immediately withdraw its decision and adopt the principles of equality in the digital world (Online) between its users and users, as is the case in the real world (Offline), in order to preserve the right of everyone to access information directly from its sources and following up on events in light of the current sensitive conditions.
Journalist Support Committee - Switzerland
Wednesday, 19th of May, 2021