Forces black out al-Jazeera in Egypt, journalists arrested

Al-Jazeera in Egypt has reportedly been taken off the air, following a number of Islamist channels, and marking a widening of the military’s imposed media blackout.

A journalist at the station says the office had been raided by security forces and five people have been arrested, according to Reuters.

Reports have emerged of journalists at other stations also being arrested and the stations shut down.

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