Germany's Arrest Of Reporter Shows Complex Egypt-West Ties
Germany's arrest of Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour showcases how Egypt's internal policies could be bleeding over to the international stage.By Sebastian Martinez | June 21, 2015
Egypt has it out for Al Jazeera. (Video via Egyptian Radio and Television Union)
The country's totalitarian government has in the past struck out at the international network — funded by Egypt's rivals in the government of Qatar — by ordering its offices closed, confiscating its equipment and arresting its journalists. (Video via SBS)
That's why, when an Al Jazeera journalist was arrested on Egyptian orders Saturday, the surprising thing was who carried them out.