Thursday, August 11, 2011

al-Jazeera stands its ground in re-run of controversial Bahraini film

Following Bahraini upset over al-Jazeera's documentary, Manama received an official letter from the Sunni government asking for the immediate withdrawal of the film. The ministry asserted that the production, "Bahrain: Shouting in the dark" was based on untruths and provoked Sunni-Shia tensions. Yesterday it appeared that the satellite channel had taken heed of the complaint as rebroadcasting times for the film were removed from their website. However, the documentary will be rebroadcast today and succeeded by the programme, "The Inside Story" which will discuss the controversy surrounding the film.
There is ongoing speculation that the diplomatic ties between Qatar and Bahrain have been damaged.

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