Gulf Times (Doha):
“On the first day of the Fifth Annual Al Jazeera Forum yesterday, Wadah Khanfar, Director General of the network, announced ‘The Al Jazeera Initiative for Internet Freedom’, outlining four plans to provide information to the widest possible audience while promoting high standards in online journalism. … As part of the initiative, Khanfar also announced a programme aimed at supporting the rights of online journalists, bloggers, and other individuals who write and report online. ‘There are too many cases of bloggers being persecuted for telling the truth or for voicing their opinions,’ said Khanfar. … The programme will be part of the Network’s Public Liberties and Human Rights Desk and will allow individuals who have faced difficulties to bring their case to the attention of Al Jazeera. The Network will run the stories as part of Al Jazeera’s television broadcast.”
Courtesy of Kim Andrew Elliott.