Arab states issued an ultimatum, including demands it shut down a Turkish military base in Doha, shutting Al Jazeera and curbing ties with Iran.
Arab states issued an ultimatum, including demands it shut down a Turkish military base in Doha, shutting Al Jazeera and curbing ties with Iran.

One of the main demands of the countries enforcing the blockade on Qatar is that the Al Jazeera media network be shut down.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and several other Sunni-majority countries have severed relations with Qatar since June 5, accusing the Gulf state of supporting terrorism based on its ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and the Taliban.

A 13-point list of demands was presented to Doha by Kuwaiti mediators 10 days ago on behalf of the countries behind the blockade.

One of the demands is for Qatar to shut down Al Jazeera.

Since the crisis in the Gulf began, the network has also been accused of bias, its journalism attacked, and its English language website hacked.

TRT World's Zeina Awad went to the network's headquarters in Doha to find out how staff there feel about covering the news, to being the story.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies