Egypt’s military shuts down news channels
Four TV channels, including Al Jazeera’s Mubasher Misr, taken off air and staff detained.
Egypt’s military-led authorities shut down several stations, including one operated by the Muslim Brotherhood, after President Mohamed Morsi was toppled by the army.
The security forces on Wednesday also raided the offices of Al Jazeera’s Egyptian news channel and detained at least five of its staff, said Karim El-Assiuti, one of its journalists. Four of them were later released, the channel said.
The channel, Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr, was prevented from broadcasting from a pro-Morsi rally in northern Cairo and its crew there was also detained.