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Friday, March 7, 2008

English Reporter Wins Unfair Dismissal Case Against Al-Jazeera

Al-Jazeera has lost an unfair dismissal case to Yvonne Ridley, a journalist who claimed she was fired for protesting "the removal of stories she had published about the behaviour of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on al-Jazeera's English-language website." Her case, filed in Qatari courts, took four years. She won nearly 14,000 pounds in damages. Ms. Ridley now works for PressTV, an Iranian English language channel.

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