Siege nations-owned media strain to defame Qatar: QMC
August 24 2017 11:45 PM

By Ahmed al-Qudah/Doha

*An average of 15 articles published per day since June 5

The Qatar Media Corporation (QMC) has published a report revealing the number of articles, cartoons and tweets published by media outlets owned by the blockading countries against the Qatari people, their leadership and State symbols.
The report which was published by Qatar Television, part of QMC, shows that the blockaders’ media outlets have published at least 1,120 abusive articles since the beginning of the siege in early June, with an average of 15 articles per day.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and communication links with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting militant groups. Qatar has denied all the allegations and the accusing nations have not been able to present any evidence too.
According to the statistics released by QMC, Saudi newspapers have the lion's share in the number of such loathsome articles. Since the siege began on June 5 , Saudi-owned organisations have carried 700 articles, while the UAE newspapers published more than 300 with content aimed at defaming Qatar and Bahrain publishing at least 120 hateful articles.
The number of caricatures published in the blockaders’ newspapers during this period has totalled 580, most of which can simply be described as immoral and against Islamic values even by a layman.
The break-up of the sickening caricatures that appeared in the publications belonging to the blockading countries are as follows: Saudi Arabia - 200, the UAE - 200 and Bahrain - 180. 
With regard to offending tweets, the report said around 3,500 tweets were issued by officials and media personnel from the three countries. Also some 1,000 defaming tweets have been sent by Saudi officials, 200 by the UAE officials, and about 500 by Bahraini officials.
The report wraps up with a reference to the degree of baseness and degradation that media outlets owned by the blockading countries have reached.

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