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Al Jazeera Tries to Make Egypt Pay for Media Crackdown

Al Jazeera has notified (pdf) the government of Egypt it may pursue an arbitration case with an international tribunal, prompted by what the media network describes as continued harassment and intimidation of its journalists by the Egyptian military.

Al Jazeera’s Egyptian license was revoked in the aftermath of last year’s overthrow of Mohamed Morsi’s government, and four of its journalists remain in custody. In essence, the Egyptian government doesn’t like what the voice of the Arab World had to say about it and, according to the network, took illegal actions to mute it.