March 2003
New York Amsterdam News;3/27/2003, Vol. 94 Issue 13, p2
Al Jazeera, the Arabic-language satellite television channel, has said on March 25, 2003 that the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York is banning its reporters, a move the channel has attributed to its reports on the Iraq war. Al Jazeera has received an official letter from NYSE informing it that the channel's financial reporters can no longer present their reports from the exchange. U.S. military officials have criticized Al Jazeera for carrying Iraqi television images of U.S. prisoners of war, and the station has given extensive coverage to wide-spread Arab criticism of the U.S. war on Iraq. The station said the exchange withdrew the press card of Al Jazeera reporter Ammar al-Sankari and ordered its other reporter, Ramzi Shiber, to hand over his press card immediately.


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