Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Al Jazeera blacklisted by ISIS; terror group also demands journalists in its territory be licensed similar to SABC's suggestion made in July.

The Middle Eastern based 24-hour TV news channel Al Jazeera (DStv 406 / StarSat 257) is blacklisted by ISIS, the terrorist Islamic State Jihadist militant group in Iraq and Syria.

The terrorist group also won't allow any journalists within the territory they hold, to work with any other international TV channels.

The blacklisting of Al Jazeera is spelled out in ISIS' new "rules" for journalists and TV reporters, revealed by Syria Deeply.

According to these new rules ISIS also wants all journalists coming into its territory to be licensed, just like the controversial and widely condemned suggestion from the SABC's chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Moetsoeneng which he made in July.

ISIS now has 11 new rules for journalists which forbid journalists from providing any exclusive material to satellite TV news channels, and warning them not to work with "TV channels placed on the blacklist of channels that fight against Islamic countries, such as Al-Arabiya, Al Jazeera and Orient".

ISIS ominously says "violators will be held accountable".

Meanwhile all stories and photos must carry the journalist's and photographer's names, ISIS says it will "follow up on" the work of journalists within ISIS territory and "any violation of the rules in place will lead to suspending the journalist from his work and he will be held accountable".

"Journalists are given a license to practice their work after submitting a license request at the ISIS media office".