Exodus of Al Jazeera staff over 'biased coverage' of conflict in Syria

Key staff from Al Jazeera’s Beirut Bureau have resigned citing “bias” in the channel’s stance on the conflict in Syria.

Bureau Managing Director Hassan Shaaban reportedly quit last week, after his correspondent and producer had walked out in protest.

A source told the Lebanese paper Al Akhbar that Al Jazeera’s Beirut correspondent Ali Hashem had quit over the channel’s stance on covering events in Syria. “… his position [which] changed after the station refused to show photos he had taken of armed fighters clashing with the Syrian Army in Wadi Khaled. Instead [Al Jazeera] lambasted him as a shabeeh [implying a regime loyalist],” a source told Lebanese press.

Ali Hashem was also infuriated by Al Jazeera’s refusal to cover a crackdown by the King of Bahrain while twisting its Syria angle. “[In Bahrain], we were seeing pictures of a people being butchered by the ‘Gulf’s oppression machine’, and for Al Jazeera, silence was the name of the game,” he said.

The Beirut bureau’s producer also quit claiming Al Jazeera had totally ignored Syria’s constitutional reform referendum, which saw a 57% turnout with 90% voting for change.

Journalist and author Afshin Rattansi, who worked for Al Jazeera, told RT that, “sadly”, the channel had become one-sided voice for the Qatari government’s stance against Bashar al-Assad, having begun as the region’s revolutionary broadcaster.

“It is very disturbing to hear how Al Jazeera is now becoming this regional player for foreign policy in a way that some would arguably say the BBC and others have been for decades,” he said. “If Al Jazeera Arabic is going to take a war-like stance after [the] Qatari government, this would be very ill.”

“There is the courage of these journalists, however, in saying ‘Look, this is not the way we should be covering this. There are elements of Al-Qaeda in there,’” Rattansi concluded. “The way Al Jazeera Arabic has covered the story of Syria is completely one-sided.”

Journalists and anti-war activist Don Debar, who has also had Al Jazeera experience, confirmed that the station has been heavily guided by the Qatari government in its policies.

“That has been ongoing since last April of 2011,” Debar told RT. “The head of the bureau in Beirut quit, many other people quit because of the biased coverage and outright hand of the government in dictating editorial policy over Libya, and now Syria.”

RT

  • Sunni Turkey, with the help of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Sunni radical elements – is conducting a war against Shiite Iran, on the soil of Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Iraq and even Palestine. The Turks and the Iranians smile to each other on the media, while stabbing each other in the back. That’s the real game now.  Both Turkey and Iran were empires, have similar population and strength, and both wish to control the muslim world. 

    It seems that in this Shia/Alawite VS Sunni war, Israel is not involved.

    • leobetapar

      yeah but sunnis are a thing of the past brittish empire Larwence of Arabia  …..when Shia are the things of the future

      • 5thDrawer

        Now, if we can only get you to admit that Hitler is also a thing of the past ….

        • Hannibal

          You know what 5th? it’s over! I am very pessimistic. This is a war that will go on for years between Sunnis and Shiites. May be we need to split the entire region into small cantons and kell miin iido elo. 🙁

        • leobetapar

          Hitler it’s the only one cause of the existence of the zioniste state Thjis sore is a thing of the past maybe?

        • leobetapar

          tell Hannibal that’s we know that since the big shit of riyad start the fitna

    • wargame1

      Its the other way round, the Shias are conducting war against the Sunnis in Iraq, Afghanistan , Libya, Syria, Lebanon , Palestine etc. Iran and USA jointly overthrow Saddam and installed their Shia puppet Nuri Al Maliki. 

      Iran and USA overthrow the taliban and installed a shia puppet named Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan. The Iran and NATO overthrow Gaddafi and install their puppet in Lybia. Musa al Sadr gave a fake fatwa against the Alawites in Syria and introduced them as 12th Imami Shia!! The alawites claimed to be “Lost Christians” when the French invaded Syria. 

      The Iranian regime and Hezbollah overthrow the Hariri government and installed their lacky in Lebanon. The Iranian regime now completely control the “Muslim Brotherhood” in Egypt and Syria and trying to take over Egypt now. What do you expect from the sunni population? There will be a repercussion and someday you might see the Sunnis take over Iran; problem solved!!! I love it!! 

      • Wargame1- You may be right in some of your assumptions. I don’t really understand what is the US trying to do. It is battling Al Qaida in Afghanistan & Pakistan- but might be helping it in Lybia and Syria. It oppses Iranian influence in Lebanon or Bahrain, but maybe turns a blind eye to Iranian involvement in Iraq. The Russians are doing the same, just opposite sides, only to make the Americans angry. And the result of this Saudi-Turkish-Iranian-US-Russian game, is unfortunately a lot of bloodshed.

        • wargame1

          Please go through the following statement by Iranian regime and Hezbollah then you will fully understand the conflict of interest between USA and Iran
          On 25 Feb 2011, ten days after the NATO-backed “rebels” started their terrorism, Hassan Nasrallah released a statement on Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV channel saying, “Anyone with honor and consciousness in this world cannot, and should not, keep silent on the massacres the Gaddafi regime is committing across the country on a daily basis, namely in Benghazi. Hezbollah expresses support to the revolutionists in Libya, and we pray that they will triumph over this arrogant tyrant.” 
          “Hezbollah firmly condemns crimes committed by the Gaddafi regime against the oppressed Libyan people. We also offer our sincere condolences to the families of those who were unjustly killed, just for demanding their rights. Hezbollah expresses support to the revolutionists in Libya and we pray that they will triumph over this arrogant tyrant,” the statement added.
           
          Iran “discreetly” provided humanitarian aid to Libyan rebels before the fall of Tripoli, Jam-e-Jam newspaper quoted Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi as saying. “We were in touch with many of the rebel groups in Libya before the fall of (Moamer) Kadhafi, and discreetly dispatched three or four food and medical consignments to Benghazi,” Salehi told the daily.
           “The head of the National Transitional Council (NTC)Libya , Mustafa Abdel Jalil, sent a letter of thanks to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for having been on their side and helping,” he added. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi spoke with N.T.C. Chairman Mustafa Abdul-Jalil over the phone on Tuesday, congratulating the rebels on their “victory over dictatorship.” He also invited Abdul-Jalil to Teheran on a state visit in order to “deepen bilateral ties.”

          Now Lets see Iraq and Afghanistan…………………..
          Iran’s ex vice president Muhammad Ali Abtahi said: “This was Iran’s first major effort to help the United States to topple the Taliban in Afghanistan and AlQaeda, this would have been impossible without Iran’s help ” 

          Iranian Ex President Muhammad Khatami said: “The Taliban was our enemy , America thought Taliban was their enemy too! If they toppled the Taliban it would serve the interest of Iran” Then the alliance targets Iraq !!This time Iranian Ex president Muhammad Khatami said, ” I told him, Lets repeat Afghanistan experience in Iraq!” 

          Now In Syria Iran and Hezbollah is Aiding Assad Government. So in all these countries Iran is Aiding NATO and USA and in Syria they are backing the minority Assad government who have been ruling the country for 41 years under “Emergency Law”

          Hezbollah ex-secretary general Subhi Tuffeily says today hizbullah serves and protects Isreal.They are the Israeli border guard. He defected from Hezbollah when he find this dirty practice of Hezbollah.
          If you like to see all the statement by their own mouth then there are recorded video on youtube. type the following on youtube search engine to find the video

          “Iran the hypocrite, Muslims beware of that” AND”Hizbullah are Isreali border guards”

          Two “Syrian” fighter Jets were shot  down by the Libyan Army during the fake uprising against Gaddafi but the mainstream media quickly gave credit to the Libyan rats but NEVER explain on What that two Syrian fighter Jets were doing in Libya. Syrian regime ,Iranian regime and Hezbollah are directly involved with NATO in Libya. Those Syrian fighter jets were trying to kill Libyan civilians as a false flag operation to blame Gaddafi. 

          Now if USA help Syrian resistance against Assad then what will happen in Iraq , In Afghanistan , in Libya ???? Al these countries have Iranian/USA/NATO Lackeys.

          The answer is simple : The Iranian regime , Hezbollah and Syrian regime will simply turn their gun towards NATO and USA in Afghanistan , in Iraq , in Libya which is equivalant for USA and NATO to shot its own foot. So after this who would think that USA is going to help the Syrian resistance ??? BUT if America can have Ron Paul then things can turn in 180 degree angle . As long as the Israeli influence exist in USA , Russia and Europe the people of these countries wont be able to do anything which goes against the interest of Israel. From those statement of Iranian and Hezbollah you can do your math. The daily newspaper headline will misguide us from the truth.

        • leobetapar

          you really understand nothing

        • antar2011

          it is assumed that US does not want to get involved in syria as it did in Lybia because Israel does nto want to get rid of Bashaar since his Baathist regime sold the Golan Heights to them as well as keeping the border very quite for more then 40 years.

          only God knows what the big powers are doing…if you ask me i will say may all of them get ‘rewarded’ on the ‘goodwill” of their intentions. [sarcasm intended]

      • leobetapar

        the sunni are monolatre but politheiste it’s why God Hate them They will be destroy for the evenment of the good and nice on earth

        • wargame1

          So what can I do now? Where did you find this God Hate them? Do you have some proof from your holy book? I have read your holy book  “Al Kafi” where it says that when your 12th Imam returns he will demolish the Kaaba!!! Your 12th Imam also rule the world with the law of David ! 

          Now tell me why your forth coming 12th Imam would like to break the Kaaba?

          • leobetapar

            Evidently in the holly Koran it’s state that Monotheisme start when Abraham heard “Nothing which exist desreve to be whorship” and the big shit whabite Hal Saoud who hide in the hole of his greazy ass Ould Tayya said that anyone who say God doesn’t exist but is will be killed He is Nemrod 2 your boss is nemrod2 you will go to hell man you worship a Good which exist so there is others God existing behind him You are not monotheiste you don’t have the God of Abraham ,The God of jews (those who are in exile not the heretiques evidently) the God of the Christian ~You are a bag of shit of polytheiste you will burn in hell with all the salafiste and the whahabiste

          • leobetapar

            Evidently in the holly Koran it’s state that Monotheisme start when Abraham heard “Nothing which exist desreve to be whorship” and the big shit whabite Hal Saoud who hide in the hole of his greazy ass Ould Tayya said that anyone who say God doesn’t exist but is will be killed He is Nemrod 2 your boss is nemrod2 you will go to hell man you worship a Good which exist so there is others God existing behind him You are not monotheiste you don’t have the God of Abraham ,The God of jews (those who are in exile not the heretiques evidently) the God of the Christian ~You are a bag of shit of polytheiste you will burn in hell with all the salafiste and the whahabiste

    • master09

      Wargame says its the other way around, I can  see that matters  sooo much, WHO IS DOING WHAT and who starts what. The thing is that is what is going downnnn that way. So I think we should give them all 5 to 10 WMD and let them have some fun, it will be like 4th of July……    

    • master09

      Wargame says its the other way around, I can  see that matters  sooo much, WHO IS DOING WHAT and who starts what. The thing is that is what is going downnnn that way. So I think we should give them all 5 to 10 WMD and let them have some fun, it will be like 4th of July……    

    • leobetapar

      Iran was empire when ?in the time of Xerres!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sunni Turkey, with the help of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Sunni radical elements – is conducting a war against Shiite Iran, on the soil of Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Iraq and even Palestine. The Turks and the Iranians smile to each other on the media, while stabbing each other in the back. That’s the real game now.  Both Turkey and Iran were empires, have similar population and strength, and both wish to control the muslim world. 

    It seems that in this Shia/Alawite VS Sunni war, Israel is not involved.

    • leobetapar

      yeah but sunnis are a thing of the past brittish empire Larwence of Arabia  …..when Shia are the things of the future

      • 5thDrawer

        Now, if we can only get you to admit that Hitler is also a thing of the past ….

        • You know what 5th? it’s over! I am very pessimistic. This is a war that will go on for years between Sunnis and Shiites. May be we need to split the entire region into small cantons and kell miin iido elo. 🙁

        • leobetapar

          Hitler it’s the only one cause of the existence of the zioniste state Thjis sore is a thing of the past maybe?

        • leobetapar

          tell Hannibal that’s we know that since the big shit of riyad start the fitna

    • wargame1

      Its the other way round, the Shias are conducting war against the Sunnis in Iraq, Afghanistan , Libya, Syria, Lebanon , Palestine etc. Iran and USA jointly overthrow Saddam and installed their Shia puppet Nuri Al Maliki. 

      Iran and USA overthrow the taliban and installed a shia puppet named Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan. The Iran and NATO overthrow Gaddafi and install their puppet in Lybia. Musa al Sadr gave a fake fatwa against the Alawites in Syria and introduced them as 12th Imami Shia!! The alawites claimed to be “Lost Christians” when the French invaded Syria. 

      The Iranian regime and Hezbollah overthrow the Hariri government and installed their lacky in Lebanon. The Iranian regime now completely control the “Muslim Brotherhood” in Egypt and Syria and trying to take over Egypt now. What do you expect from the sunni population? There will be a repercussion and someday you might see the Sunnis take over Iran; problem solved!!! I love it!! 

      • Wargame1- You may be right in some of your assumptions. I don’t really understand what is the US trying to do. It is battling Al Qaida in Afghanistan & Pakistan- but might be helping it in Lybia and Syria. It oppses Iranian influence in Lebanon or Bahrain, but maybe turns a blind eye to Iranian involvement in Iraq. The Russians are doing the same, just opposite sides, only to make the Americans angry. And the result of this Saudi-Turkish-Iranian-US-Russian game, is unfortunately a lot of bloodshed.

        • wargame1

          Please go through the following statement by Iranian regime and Hezbollah then you will fully understand the conflict of interest between USA and Iran
          On 25 Feb 2011, ten days after the NATO-backed “rebels” started their terrorism, Hassan Nasrallah released a statement on Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV channel saying, “Anyone with honor and consciousness in this world cannot, and should not, keep silent on the massacres the Gaddafi regime is committing across the country on a daily basis, namely in Benghazi. Hezbollah expresses support to the revolutionists in Libya, and we pray that they will triumph over this arrogant tyrant.” 
          “Hezbollah firmly condemns crimes committed by the Gaddafi regime against the oppressed Libyan people. We also offer our sincere condolences to the families of those who were unjustly killed, just for demanding their rights. Hezbollah expresses support to the revolutionists in Libya and we pray that they will triumph over this arrogant tyrant,” the statement added. 
          Iran “discreetly” provided humanitarian aid to Libyan rebels before the fall of Tripoli, Jam-e-Jam newspaper quoted Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi as saying. “We were in touch with many of the rebel groups in Libya before the fall of (Moamer) Kadhafi, and discreetly dispatched three or four food and medical consignments to Benghazi,” Salehi told the daily.
           “The head of the National Transitional Council (NTC)Libya , Mustafa Abdel Jalil, sent a letter of thanks to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for having been on their side and helping,” he added. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi spoke with N.T.C. Chairman Mustafa Abdul-Jalil over the phone on Tuesday, congratulating the rebels on their “victory over dictatorship.” He also invited Abdul-Jalil to Teheran on a state visit in order to “deepen bilateral ties.”
          Now Lets see Iraq and Afghanistan…………………..
          Iran’s ex vice president Muhammad Ali Abtahi said: “This was Iran’s first major effort to help the United States to topple the Taliban in Afghanistan and AlQaeda, this would have been impossible without Iran’s help ” 
          Iranian Ex President Muhammad Khatami said: “The Taliban was our enemy , America thought Taliban was their enemy too! If they toppled the Taliban it would serve the interest of Iran” Then the alliance targets Iraq !!This time Iranian Ex president Muhammad Khatami said, ” I told him, Lets repeat Afghanistan experience in Iraq!” 
          Now In Syria Iran and Hezbollah is Aiding Assad Government. So in all these countries Iran is Aiding NATO and USA and in Syria they are backing the minority Assad government who have been ruling the country for 41 years under “Emergency Law”
          Hezbollah ex-secretary general Subhi Tuffeily says today hizbullah serves and protects Isreal.They are the Israeli border guard. He defected from Hezbollah when he find this dirty practice of Hezbollah.
          Do you find this Iranian and Hezbollah action Legitimate/righteous? Now you know my position against the Iranian and Hezbollah. If you like to see all the statement by their own mouth then there are recorded video on youtube. type the following on youtube search engine to find the video
          “Iran the hypocrite, Muslims beware of that” AND”Hizbullah are Isreali border guards”
          Two “Syrian” fighter Jets were shot  down by the Libyan Army during the fake uprising against Gaddafi but the mainstream media quickly gave credit to the Libyan rats but NEVER explain on What that two Syrian fighter Jets were doing in Libya. Syrian regime ,Iranian regime and Hezbollah are directly involved with NATO in Libya. Those Syrian fighter jets were trying to kill Libyan civilians as a false flag operation to blame Gaddafi. 
          Now if USA help Syrian resistance against Assad then what will happen in Iran , In Afghanistan , in Libya ???? the answer is simple : The Iranian regime , Hezbollah and Syrian regime will simply turn their gun towards NATO and USA in Afghanistan , in Iraq , in Libya. So after this who would think that USA is going to help the Syrian resistance ??? BUT if America can have Ron Paul then things can turn in 180 degree . As long as the Israeli influence exist in USA , Russia and Europe the people of these countries wont be able to do anything which goes against the interest of Israel. From those statement of Iranian and Hezbollah you can do your math. The daily newspaper headline will misguide us from the truth.

        • leobetapar

          you really understand nothing

        • leobetapar

          you really understand nothing

        • antar2011

          it is assumed that US does not want to get involved in syria as it did in Lybia because Israel does nto want to get rid of Bashaar since his Baathist regime sold the Golan Heights to them as well as keeping the border very quite for more then 40 years.

          only God knows what the big powers are doing…if you ask me i will say may all of them get ‘rewarded’ on the ‘goodwill” of their intentions. [sarcasm intended]

      • leobetapar

        the sunni are monolatre but politheiste it’s why God Hate them They will be destroy for the evenment of the good and nice on earth

        • wargame1

          So what can I do now? Where did you find this God Hate them? Do you have some proof from your holy book? I have read your holy book  “Al Kafi” where it says that when your 12th Imam returns he will demolish the Kaaba!!! Your 12th Imam also rule the world with the law of David ! 

          Now tell me why your 12th Imam want to break the Kaaba? 

          • leobetapar

            Evidently in the holly Koran it’s state that Monotheisme start when Abraham heard “Nothing which exist desreve to be whorship” and the big shit whabite Hal Saoud who hide in the hole of his greazy ass Ould Tayya said that anyone who say God doesn’t exist but is will be killed He is Nemrod 2 your boss is nemrod2 you will go to hell man you worship a Good which exist so there is others God existing behind him You are not monotheiste you don’t have the God of Abraham ,The God of jews (those who are in exile not the heretiques evidently) the God of the Christian ~You are a bag of shit of polytheiste you will burn in hell with all the salafiste and the whahabiste

      • leobetapar

        the sunni are monolatre but politheiste it’s why God Hate them They will be destroy for the evenment of the good and nice on earth

    • master09

      Wargame says its the other way around, I can  see that matters  sooo much, WHO IS DOING WHAT and who starts what. The thing is that is what is going downnnn that way. So I think we should give them all 5 to 10 WMD and let them have some fun, it will be like 4th of July……    

    • leobetapar

      Iran was empire when ?in the time of Xerres!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5thDrawer

    I always considered BBC first with accuracy … and excellent in-depth articles … and it has huge historical files open to the public. But it’s always good to drift into others on occasion too. Not everything is coverable … and we see ‘editorial policy’ everywhere.

    • leobetapar

      c’mon they have a bias too but they are intelligent .Since they understand that no one can stop Iran to got nuclear capacity they try to be not aligned to the shit of riyad ,but it’s still hard for them

      • 5thDrawer

        Almost as hard as the Stilton Leo. 🙂  Sorry about British food … I understand your problem now. 🙂
        Ahhh … mes les belle femmes … d’accord. One reason to stay … if not for the bangers&mash. :-)))
        Nice apology to Prophet … he will appreciate it.

        • leobetapar

          Prophet is a great man one of those who make yalebnon a very nice site

        • Prophettttt

          Thank you both . No need for apology for every misunderstanding.. An honest and genuine explanation is as good ,if not better than an apology.We’ve all been guilty of that whether we know it or not. All good  

      • wargame1

        The Bushar Nuke plant in Iran was build by USA. Remember Iran contra affair?? USA always help Iran  for reciprocal benefit.Without Irans help could USA fight well in Iraq and in Afghanistan? Without Irans help could the NATO do good in Libya?? But by mouth they fight with each other.  

        • leobetapar

          no answer too nut

  • 5thDrawer

    I always considered BBC first with accuracy … and excellent in-depth articles … and it has huge historical files open to the public. But it’s always good to drift into others on occasion too. Not everything is coverable … and we see ‘editorial policy’ everywhere.

    • leobetapar

      c’mon they have a bias too but they are intelligent .Since they understand that no one can stop Iran to got nuclear capacity they try to be not aligned to the shit of riyad ,but it’s still hard for them

      • 5thDrawer

        Almost as hard as the Stilton Leo. 🙂  Sorry about British food … I understand your problem now. 🙂
        Ahhh … mes les belle femmes … d’accord. One reason to stay … if not for the bangers&mash. :-)))
        Nice apology to Prophet … he will appreciate it.

        • leobetapar

          Prophet is a great man one of those who make yalebnon a very nice site

        • Prophettttt

          Thank you both . No need for apology for every misunderstanding.. An honest and genuine explanation is as good ,if not better than an apology.We’ve all been guilty of that whether we know it or not. All good  

      • wargame1

        The Bushar Nuke plant in Iran was build by USA. Remember Iran contra affair?? USA always help Iran  for reciprocal benefit.Without Irans help could USA fight well in Iraq and in Afghanistan? Without Irans help could the NATO do good in Libya?? But by mouth they fight with each other.  

        • leobetapar

          no answer too nut

  • leobetapar

    the quataries are one of the worst tyrans in the owrld Who have ever thing al jazeera can be free is an idiot
    Ali hasheem is a real courageous guy God help him

  • leobetapar

    the quataries are one of the worst tyrans in the owrld Who have ever thing al jazeera can be free is an idiot
    Ali hasheem is a real courageous guy God help him

  • MekensehParty

    hahaha how the table turns.
    Al-Jazeera, this nest of neo anarchist communist bin laden lovers has taken a big hit since the “big boss” had a change of heart.
    Now all these suckers who think they’re journalist just because the emir paid them tons of money to bark on the US and the West find themselves in a situation they deserve oh so well. Some changed everything they believe in to keep the money flowing, others, too stupid to understand that there no longer is a place for their bs theories are quitting en mass. Good riddance. Go see if almanar is hiring.

  • MekensehParty

    hahaha how the table turns.
    Al-Jazeera, this nest of neo anarchist communist bin laden lovers has taken a big hit since the “big boss” had a change of heart.
    Now all these suckers who think they’re journalist just because the emir paid them tons of money to bark on the US and the West find themselves in a situation they deserve oh so well. Some changed everything they believe in to keep the money flowing, others, too stupid to understand that there no longer is a place for their bs theories are quitting en mass. Good riddance. Go see if almanar is hiring.

  • wargame1

    Why do they need 
    Al Jazeera to spread the truth? There are more than 100000 video on Syrian regime torture, Murder, Free Syrian Army Attack , Artillery shelling etc on Youtube. I never like to see the main stream media coverage nor do I need to depend on them. Lets see whats happening in Bahrine and in Syria in Youtube. Lets be independent.

    • leobetapar

      fake videos the murderers are salafiste only them can cut throat of boy like those of sheep ask Algerians they know well

    • leobetapar

      fake videos the murderers are salafiste only them can cut throat of boy like those of sheep ask Algerians they know well

  • wargame1

    Why do they need 
    Al Jazeera to spread the truth? There are more than 100000 video on Syrian regime torture, Murder, Free Syrian Army Attack , Artillery shelling etc on Youtube. I never like to see the main stream media coverage nor do I need to depend on them. Lets see whats happening in Bahrine and in Syria in Youtube. Lets be independent.

    • leobetapar

      fake videos the murderers are salafiste only them can cut throat of boy like those of sheep ask Algerians they know well

  • dateam

    the whole thing is a circus…the emir of qatar ovethrows  his dad in 95 with the help of usa…monarchy controls everything no political parties are allowed…saudia arabia just as bad sends in its army in yemen and bahrain to help the government dosent allow freedom at all …its the only country in the world where women can not drive….yet they preach democracy? give me a break….the arabs have become the shitest civilisation on the planet…we claim to know it all we know shit….in this day and age we still are that gullable we allow the sectarian game to be played all the time? are we as people that fickle? the turks yelled and screamed during the flotilla incident and what happened ? nothing? they are so desperate to get into the eu that they have sold their souls out…and they never will…the eu will not allow 70 million muslims to roam around europe freely….again back to the sectarian lines because thats all everyone wants to speak of where are qatar and saudia arabia when israel just bombed and killed 20 people in gaza?? give me a break we have ourselves to blame not iran,not usa not israel but ourselves…they funded mercenaries in libya and have now sent them to syria…im not saying assad is right but after the so called arab spring it didnt have to come to this he had no choice but to sit down reform….bottom line saudia arabia lost iraq and egypt and now they want syria

    • leobetapar

      that right analize but wait when usa out of afganistan Pakistan go back to first love China and will be oblige to ally with Iran in order to keep control of afghan (they allready have a pipeline in waiting more) Arabia saud is a creation of lawrence the whaabisme is a big shit everyone know that ould tayya is was a shaytan

  • dateam

    the whole thing is a circus…the emir of qatar ovethrows  his dad in 95 with the help of usa…monarchy controls everything no political parties are allowed…saudia arabia just as bad sends in its army in yemen and bahrain to help the government dosent allow freedom at all …its the only country in the world where women can not drive….yet they preach democracy? give me a break….the arabs have become the shitest civilisation on the planet…we claim to know it all we know shit….in this day and age we still are that gullable we allow the sectarian game to be played all the time? are we as people that fickle? the turks yelled and screamed during the flotilla incident and what happened ? nothing? they are so desperate to get into the eu that they have sold their souls out…and they never will…the eu will not allow 70 million muslims to roam around europe freely….again back to the sectarian lines because thats all everyone wants to speak of where are qatar and saudia arabia when israel just bombed and killed 20 people in gaza?? give me a break we have ourselves to blame not iran,not usa not israel but ourselves…they funded mercenaries in libya and have now sent them to syria…im not saying assad is right but after the so called arab spring it didnt have to come to this he had no choice but to sit down reform….bottom line saudia arabia lost iraq and egypt and now they want syria

    • leobetapar

      that right analize but wait when usa out of afganistan Pakistan go back to first love China and will be oblige to ally with Iran in order to keep control of afghan (they allready have a pipeline in waiting more) Arabia saud is a creation of lawrence the whaabisme is a big shit everyone know that ould tayya is was a shaytan

  • dateam

    il give you another one….hariri and oqab sakr are both sitting members of parliament? yet they have both been out of the country for how long? as sitting members of parliament how can they be gone for so long and be payed as members of parliament? no wonder things dont get done? again its about us as people because we accept it…things happen because we as people keep accepting it the whole thing is a circus…it wont change until our generation changes it not someone whose daddy left him a seat

  • dateam

    il give you another one….hariri and oqab sakr are both sitting members of parliament? yet they have both been out of the country for how long? as sitting members of parliament how can they be gone for so long and be payed as members of parliament? no wonder things dont get done? again its about us as people because we accept it…things happen because we as people keep accepting it the whole thing is a circus…it wont change until our generation changes it not someone whose daddy left him a seat

  • dateam

    il give you another one….hariri and oqab sakr are both sitting members of parliament? yet they have both been out of the country for how long? as sitting members of parliament how can they be gone for so long and be payed as members of parliament? no wonder things dont get done? again its about us as people because we accept it…things happen because we as people keep accepting it the whole thing is a circus…it wont change until our generation changes it not someone whose daddy left him a seat

  • Prophettttt

    Hannibal, I will keep an eye on you, when I suspect that your about to split, I would take you hostage for my own protection.lol

  • Prophettttt

    Hannibal, I will keep an eye on you, when I suspect that your about to split, I would take you hostage for my own protection.lol

  • Nopressure

    Does anyone know why the heinous crime of women and children in Afghanistan is not covered by Ya Libnan? 

    • Prophettttt

      They may not know where Afghanistan is on the map.lol

      • 5thDrawer

        And after 10 years, it’s stale news when it happens. They’ve been blowing people up for a dog’s age.

    • Leborigine

      I totally agree with you. The way this site is going, it will soon be Ya syria instead of Ya Libnan

  • Nopressure

    Does anyone know why the heinous crime of women and children in Afghanistan is not covered by Ya Libnan? 

    • Prophettttt

      They may not know where Afghanistan is on the map.lol

      • 5thDrawer

        And after 10 years, it’s stale news when it happens. They’ve been blowing people up for a dog’s age.

    • Leborigine

      I totally agree with you. The way this site is going, it will soon be Ya syria instead of Ya Libnan

  • antar2011

    any source coming out of Al Akhbar newspaper is not really credible.

    but that also does not mean Al Jazeera is not biased.

    again can someone tell me which media source is not biased?

    • leobetapar

      the propanganda of al jazeera cause the death of an Iman in Bruxel anyone who stay with aljazeera and work for them will burn in hell with the little shit thani family

    • leobetapar

      the propanganda of al jazeera cause the death of an Iman in Bruxel anyone who stay with aljazeera and work for them will burn in hell with the little shit thani family

    • Prophettttt

      antar2011
      All Arab media are biased to some extend. some are on a political mission ,and  some are on a financial mission.Where does that leave us?
      One have to filter through all reporting and not believing everything you read or watch.
      You have to admit that Al Jazers has lots its objectivity regarding its coverage of Syria.I can understand,but not necessarily accept ,That Al Jazera or any other News organization being politicized, but what is not acceptable is when News media outlet engages in outright lies and fabrications of News in order to advance its political agenda.
      Alakhbar Newspaper is not innocent either, but I have seen them correcting their stories,and offering apologies when they were caught lying outright, But I have yet to see Al Jazera offer any explanation or apology for any of its mistakes or outright fabrication of some of the videos they have aired.

      • antar2011

        you are correct one thing is to be biased but another to resort to fabrications to gain some audience’s attention…such networks or media sources have not an atom of morals..

        It is not only reporting a story which could very well have happened but also THE WAY they report it makes a lot of difference and may imply things that are not really correct….simple way is to read the headlines of any same story from different news outlets and you will straight away see the difference and guess which side the reporter [thus the neswpaper] is taking.

        in my opinion it is not really good for the newspaper’s repution to make a mistake and then appoligise…in some things you just can’t afford to make mistakes and journalism is one especially in such miserable days the lebanese are living in.

        you pose a very portable question….where does it leave us? i have no answer.

        • 5thDrawer

          “Science could cure AIDS, cancer, and the common cold by noon on tuesday, and the news media would still find a way of making it sound like a bad day.” – Eolake Stobblehouse
          “I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.” — Thomas Jefferson

        • leobetapar

          there is FT and internet c’mon

      • leobetapar

        have you ever ear of tass apologiziung so don’t hope that from aljazeera

    • leobetapar

      it’s not biased it’s propaganda worse than tass in time of urss

  • antar2011

    any source coming out of Al Akhbar newspaper is not really credible.

    but that also does not mean Al Jazeera is not biased.

    again can someone tell me which media source is not biased?

    • leobetapar

      the propanganda of al jazeera cause the death of an Iman in Bruxel anyone who stay with aljazeera and work for them will burn in hell with the little shit thani family

    • Prophettttt

      antar2011
      All Arab media are biased to some extend. some are on a political mission ,and  some are on a financial mission.Where does that leave us?
      One have to filter through all reporting and not believing everything you read or watch.
      You have to admit that Al Jazers has lots its objectivity regarding its coverage of Syria.I can understand,but not necessarily accept ,That Al Jazera or any other News organization being politicized, but what is not acceptable is when News media outlet engages in outright lies and fabrications of News in order to advance its political agenda.
      Alakhbar Newspaper is not innocent either, but I have seen them correcting their stories,and offering apologies when they were caught lying outright, But I have yet to see Al Jazera offer any explanation or apology for any of its mistakes or outright fabrication of some of the videos they have aired.

      • antar2011

        you are correct one thing is to be biased but another to resort to fabrications to gain some audience’s attention…such networks or media sources have not an atom of morals..

        It is not only reporting a story which could very well have happened but also THE WAY they report it makes a lot of difference and may imply things that are not really correct….simple way is to read the headlines of any same story from different news outlets and you will straight away see the difference and guess which side the reporter [thus the neswpaper] is taking.

        in my opinion it is not really good for the newspaper’s repution to make a mistake and then appoligise…in some things you just can’t afford to make mistakes and journalism is one especially in such miserable days the lebanese are living in.

        you pose a very portable question….where does it leave us? i have no answer.

        • 5thDrawer

          “Science could cure AIDS, cancer, and the common cold by noon on tuesday, and the news media would still find a way of making it sound like a bad day.” – Eolake Stobblehouse
          “I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.” — Thomas Jefferson

        • leobetapar

          there is FT and internet c’mon

      • leobetapar

        have you ever ear of tass apologiziung so don’t hope that from aljazeera

    • leobetapar

      it’s not biased it’s propaganda worse than tass in time of urss

  • Sayid Bashir

    Allah destroy the Qatari Royals for what they are doing in the name of freedom, ask yourself how many people died in Syria the last ten years while Bashar was ruling not many, how many did these devils killed last 12 months.

    I hope that Qatari shameful King knowns that we really hate him in Somalia for what he is doing to the Arab and Muslim world.

    may Allah put you and your family in the fire of Jahhanaba…..aamin…..aamin

    i hope you die a painful death…. 

    i hope Allah destroys your family like you did in Libya and Syria.

    • sayid cumar, i just looked at your picture no wonder you are so upset you are sitting behind bars,
      may allah get you free
      may allah give you a pirate boat
      may allah bring a saudi super tanker by somalia
      may  you take the saudi fudge packers boat (sounds better than what you said)
      aamin
      aamin

      • 5thDrawer

        OOoooo .. ouch. 😉

        •  geo cant be good all the time 🙂

        •  geo cant be good all the time 🙂

      • leobetapar

        you understand nothing for you lebanese there is just money your God is $ so evidently you see quataris as great priest ,what Cumar say is share by all reals muslims in Africa from Somalia to Senegal

        • good morning leo,
           if what you say is true then millions more including you should express their love for sunnis and vice versa,,,my issue with cumar is that his supplication before hitting the send button to allah included harm to the familly of qataris which could very well mean innocent men women and children not guilty of anything,,, why send them to gehenna?

           this is the problem with haters they use a wide drag net to scoop people they dislike and not pay any attention to who gets caught among them,,, allah would not be great if he was so weak that he is not able to deliver justice to guilty and give salvation to innocent, obviously the results of all the killing machines is NO represention of allah.

      • leobetapar

        sorry but all the Thanny family bad i don’t know if the women and the kids will go to hell with their father but i will not be against in any case i don’t care what i would want it them all to go jail on this earth they are assassins who caused havoc everywhere they deserve what they have done to others

    • leobetapar

      quataris Hal thanni and hal saudi have been put in power by Lawrence an englishmen they don’t care of islam and worship in reality the devil not surprising they are like that

  • Allah destroy the Qatari Royals for what they are doing in the name of freedom, ask yourself how many people died in Syria the last ten years while Bashar was ruling not many, how many did these devils killed last 12 months.

    I hope that Qatari shameful King knowns that we really hate him in Somalia for what he is doing to the Arab and Muslim world.

    may Allah put you and your family in the fire of Jahhanaba…..aamin…..aamin

    i hope you die a painful death…. 

    i hope Allah destroys your family like you did in Libya and Syria.

    • sayid cumar, i just looked at your picture no wonder you are so upset you are sitting behind bars,
      may allah get you free
      may allah give you a pirate boat
      may allah bring a saudi super tanker by somalia
      may  you take the saudi fudge packers boat (sounds better than what you said)
      aamin
      aamin

      • 5thDrawer

        OOoooo .. ouch. 😉

        •  geo cant be good all the time 🙂

      • leobetapar

        you understand nothing for you lebanese there is just money your God is $ so evidently you see quataris as great priest ,what Cumar say is share by all reals muslims in Africa from Somalia to Senegal

        • good morning leo,
           if what you say is true then millions more including you should express their love for sunnis and vice versa,,,my issue with cumar is that his supplication before hitting the send button to allah included harm to the familly of qataris which could very well mean innocent men women and children not guilty of anything,,, why send them to gehenna?

           this is the problem with haters they use a wide drag net to scoop people they dislike and not pay any attention to who gets caught among them,,, allah would not be great if he was so weak that he is not able to deliver justice to guilty and give salvation to innocent, obviously the results of all the killing machines is NO represention of allah.

      • leobetapar

        sorry but all the Thanny family bad i don’t know if the women and the kids will go to hell with their father but i will not be against in any case i don’t care what i would want it them all to go jail on this earth they are assassins who caused havoc everywhere they deserve what they have done to others

    • leobetapar

      quataris Hal thanni and hal saudi have been put in power by Lawrence an englishmen they don’t care of islam and worship in reality the devil not surprising they are like that

  • Sayid Bashir

    iam muslim sunni from Somalia and i don’t have a problem with Shia muslims, the Saudi’s have problem with Iran not all Sunni’s and actually we like Iranians more than those Alsuad ass-fuckers.

    • leobetapar

      there is sunni who say their God is not the same than the God of christians or real jewish ,they are the only sunni who speak loud they are the wahabitte,in fact those sunni are not monotheiste and are not muslims.Unfortunatly for the sunni who are monotheiste we don’t ear them enough

      • antar2011

        who are you to say who is muslim and who is a disbeliever?

        are you the devine being himself?

        stop playing God!

        astaghforullah man!

        you are worst then the wahhabist themselves! who make takfeer left and right.

        • Hannibal

          Good for you Antar… He needs straightening out…

    • leobetapar

      there is sunni who say their God is not the same than the God of christians or real jewish ,they are the only sunni who speak loud they are the wahabitte,in fact those sunni are not monotheiste and are not muslims.Unfortunatly for the sunni who are monotheiste we don’t ear them enough

      • antar2011

        who are you to say who is muslim and who is a disbeliever?

        are you the devine being himself?

        stop playing God!

        astaghforullah man!

        you are worst then the wahhabist themselves! who make takfeer left and right.

    • antar2011

      it is one thing to dislike the wahhabies in Saudia Arabia but it is another thing to support a regime that is torturing/killing/forcebly “silencing’ others …….especially sunni iranis….lets not forget that sunni mosques in iran are non existent…

      if you dislike the saudis for whatever reason then the one you are supporting is even worse…much worse.

  • iam muslim sunni from Somalia and i don’t have a problem with Shia muslims, the Saudi’s have problem with Iran not all Sunni’s and actually we like Iranians more than those Alsuad ass-fuckers.

    • leobetapar

      there is sunni who say their God is not the same than the God of christians or real jewish ,they are the only sunni who speak loud they are the wahabitte,in fact those sunni are not monotheiste and are not muslims.Unfortunatly for the sunni who are monotheiste we don’t ear them enough

      • antar2011

        who are you to say who is muslim and who is not?

        are you the devine being himself?

        stop playing God!

        astaghforullah man!

        this is basic islamic principle… you are worst then the wahhabist themselves! who make takfeer left and right.

        oh i don’t know why i am wasting my time with you!

        • Good for you Antar… He needs straightening out…

    • antar2011

      it is one thing to dislike the wahhabies in Saudia Arabia but it is another thing to support a regime that is torturing/killing/forcebly “silencing’ others especially sunni iranis….lets not forget that sunni mosques in iran is no existent…

      if you dislike the saudis for whatever reason then the one you are supporting is even worse…much worse.

      PS i don’t believe you are sunni.

  • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    There is no such thing as balanced coverage anyway. Everyone has their bias.

  • There is no such thing as balanced coverage anyway. Everyone has their bias.