The US media praised the coverage of the Sada ElBalad English website (See) and the Cleopatra Media Agency for the commitment to transparency in reporting the events of the Ethiopia and Tigray crisis. Meanwhile, it denounced the biased coverage of Al Jazeera on this issue.
In its report, Republic Underground hailed the coverage of SEE.News, saying: “See News has described the organization’s crimes against the civilians of the region. On November 24, the organization’s youths were reported to have seized 600 civilians, stabbing, suffocating, and beating them.”
On the other side, it said “Al Jazeera’s coverage of the Tigray conflict side-steps the facts of the Tigray Liberation Front as it is held under the scrutiny of potential terrorist organization designation.”
“Al Jazeera’s language in coverage of this issue infers a bias of the Qatari emirate controlled outlet. This implication can be found in this article, posted on November 28, which states that the TPLF “promises to keep fighting” as well as language that positively depicts the TPLF’s fight with the government”, according to the report.
The US website highlights SEE.News
See News is the English-language version of Sada El Balad Group, owned by Cleopatra Media. Sada El Balad is a private, free satellite channel and Arabic that publishes Egyptian, Arabic, and International news.
The Cleopatra Group was founded in 1986. The news channel states that it reflects the values of the Arabic culture and world, and identifies as an Egyptian channel.