Al Jazeera Claims It Suspended Journalists Behind Antisemitic Video, Has Code of Ethics

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In the wake of antisemitic-video-gate, Al Jizz has announced that it suspended two of its journalists.

Al Jazeera takes disciplinary action and suspends two of its journalists over violation of its editorial guidelines
Al Jazeera stated today, that it has taken disciplinary action and suspended two of its journalists over video content produced on the Holocaust. The video content and accompanying posts were swiftly deleted by AJ+ senior management from all AJ+ pages and accounts on social media, as it contravened the Network’s editorial standards.

Dr. Yaser Bishr, Executive Director of Digital Division, stated that Al Jazeera completely disowns the offensive content in question and reiterated that Al Jazeera would not tolerate such material on any of the Network’s platforms. In an email to staff he also called for the mandatory bias training and awareness program.

Dima Khatib, Managing Director of AJ+ Channels, said that the video was produced without the due oversight. She added that workflows are being reviewed to make sure all production goes through the proper editorial channels at all times, and called on all AJ+ editors and journalists to comply with the Network’s editorial values and Code of Ethics

Al Jazeera continues to adhere to the journalistic values of honesty, courage, fairness, balance, independence, credibility and diversity, giving no priority to commercial or political over professional consideration. In addition, the Network recognizes the diversity in societies with all races, cultures, beliefs and their values and intrinsic individualities.

Since its inception, Al Jazeera Media Network never shied away from acknowledging any mistakes on its editorial content and to rectify them to avoid recurrence of such errors.

Of course, this is just a PR exercise (and note there is no apology). Al Jizz has a long history of bias, antisemitism and terror support.

Like that time they tweeted out an antisemitic meme.



Or their journalist getting all Hitleresque

Or produced an antisemitic documentary series on the “Israel lobby.”

Or held a party for released child-killer Samir Kuntar.

Or when one of their reporters said his journalism was part of the palestinian “resistance.”

Or when they depicted an antisemitic palestinan child abuser as a “super-mom.”

Or it came out they show biase against non-Arabs and women in stories that they  produce, and deliberately cast Israel as the villain and emphasize the Arab and Muslim point of view.

You get the idea. Al Jizz is not sorry for what they did – they are just sorry they got caught.

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