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July 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A number of journalists working for the Al-Jazeera news network in Egypt have resigned, claiming that the network’s Qatar-based management forced them to slant their news in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders who were recently ousted following public protests and a military coup. Precise numbers of those who walked out were not immediately available, although reports indicate that 7 to 22 staffers were protesting against the alleged biased coverage. However, a statement from Al-Jazeera appeared to accuse the protesters of having their own political agenda. “We understand the reasons for some employees feeling they need to move on, including those with partisan political opinions,” Al-Jazeera said on its website. And Al-Arabiya, the Saudi-backed rival to Al-Jazeera, quoted Abdel Latif el-Menawy, the former head of the Egypt News Center, as accusing Al-Jazeera of becoming “a channel for the Muslim Brotherhood group.”