Saudi Arabia orders deletion of Al Jazeera TV network from channels list or face revocation of licences or fine up to SR100,000, or both
The Qatari media has stepped up its offensive with its fake and fabricated news to serve the policies of the Qatari government, aimed at destabilising the region.
The Qatar’s dailies started publishing false statements allegedly given by “Emirati citizens”, in a way that mirrors poor professional standards adopted by Qatari newspapers to justify the country’s malicious intentions.
To name a few, Qatar’s Al Watan Arabic daily has been publishing for the last two days photos of Emiratis that don’t match with the names. The paper falsely attributed lengthy statements, mentioning that these have been given by Emiratis. The Emiratis have lodged complaints to the authorities in the country against the newspaper.
SR 100,000 fine:
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage stated that all the TV satellite channels belonging to the Al Jazeera TV network must be deleted from the TV channels list that is available in the rooms and tourism shelters amenities.
The Saudi commission warned that violation of its directive would draw punishment with revocation of licences or a fine up to SR100,000, or both.
The directive came in a circular issued by the SCTA on Friday to owners and operators of tourist facilities across Saudi Arabia.
The statement underlined that all the shelter amenities must select the proper TV satellite channels alongside the Saudi official TV channels. The SCTA said that the shelter amenities must not place the receiver unit inside the rooms or the fully furnished residential units, and that the receivers must be centralised and fully controlled by the facility’s management.
Besides, the TV channels that are against Islamic values or policies of the state, or those that are against public decency and morals (porn TV channels) must not be opened.
Meanwhile, the Security and Defence Committee of the Libyan parliament on Saturday released a statement declaring its support and backing the terror list that was issued by the four Arab countries; Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.
Sky News Arabia news TV channel reported that the Libya’s house of the representatives has issued an appendix of the terror list, which includes names of 75 persons and 9 terrorist bodies.
The terror list includes names of people who have links with Qatar or residing there.