Qatar’s Al Jazeera website — which backed last year’s NATO war on Libya and today champions the pro-imperialist counter-revolution in Syria — was hacked by supporters of Syrian independence and self-determination, September 4, 2012.
A number of staff resigned from al-Jazeera earlier this year, accusing it of being biased against the Syrian regime but in favor of Bahrain, a Gulf state neighbor of Qatar, where the network is based.
“Over the past year al-Jazeera has become more sectarian and more biased in what they cover and what they don’t cover,” said Zellin. “They don’t cover issues that don’t fit the Qatari foreign policy narrative.”
Al-Jazeera is funded by the Qatari government; critics say it follows its sponsor’s foreign policy objectives, although the broadcaster says it is independent of government control.