Al-Jazeera TV launches legal action against Egypt for alleged crackdown
CAIRO (AP) - The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV network says it's taking legal action in international courts against the Egyptian government for closing its offices, jamming its signals and arresting its reporters.
The network is facing a government crackdown in Egypt, part of a campaign against media perceived as backing ousted President Mohammed Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood.
An Egyptian court on Sept 3 ordered Al-Jazeera's local affiliate to stop broadcasting, accusing it of hurting national security, "broadcasting lies" and vilifying the country's military.
At least two Al Jazeera reporters have been in detention in Egypt since August.