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Posted On: 24 May 2019 11:22 am
Updated On: 24 May 2019 08:41 pm

Qatar becomes stronger after two years of QNA's hacking

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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Qatari dailies, Al-Watan and Al-Sharq, said that as the hacking crime of Qatar News Agency (QNA) entered its third year, the State of Qatar today is stronger and more cohesive socially, stronger economically, according to the international institutions of economic classification, and closer and more cooperative and open to dealing with the international community on the diplomatic side. The newspapers stressed in their editorial Thursday that the hacking of Qatar News Agency is a conspiracy and catastrophe in the history of Arab media and in the history of diplomacy.

For its part, Al-Watan said that what is worse than the political failure is the moral failure. Two years ago, the countries of the blockade launched its plot against Qatar, when it hacked Qatar News Agency and broadcasted false statements, and then arranged for the crime of the unjust blockade, the paper said. The newspaper said that the QNA's hacking is a conspiracy and a catastrophe in the history of the Arab media and in the history of diplomacy, adding that media attack and conspiracy of fabricated accusations against Qatar and its people, such as supporting terrorism, has been increased by the blockading countries.

The paper stressed that the blockading countries' media attack against the State of Qatar is contrary to the professional principles and ethics, law and international treaties, and a crime condemned by all human rights organizations and journalists around the world. In conclusion, Al-Watan said that the piracy crime will remain a disgrace for the perpetrators and that Qatar will remain proud with its leadership, its unity and its extraordinary ability to overcome the consequences of this heinous crime.

For its part, Al-Sharq newspaper stressed that the State of Qatar today is stronger and more cohesive socially, stronger economically, according to the international institutions of economic classification, and closer and more cooperative and open to dealing with the international community on the diplomatic side

Qatar, the paper said, is now sufficient of its domestic production in many consumer goods, as it got rid of the products of the blockading countries after hours, not days, of the crisis, and today it reap the international community's recognition of the fight against terrorism and the settlement of international disputes.

All these successes culminated in the completion of the infrastructure projects of the World Cup 2022 years earlier, the paper said.

In an article of its Editor-in-Chief, the newspaper said "Now, after two years of QNA's hacking, we are recalling this crime in order to evaluate and take lessons and study the causes, motives and results that followed it, and led to a number of losses, including the disruption of the Gulf House and the elimination of the GCC by Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Bahrain.

Al-Sharq underlined that the QNA's hacking revealed the bad intentions of its sponsors, and it was not difficult in light of globalization, the information revolution and the power of the Qatari media to respond to this terrible crime and expose its threads to the world, pointing out that Qatar has won because it revealed the falsity of Abu Dhabi and Riyadh and made the world knows about the reality of the intentions of those countries, which have been criticized by a wide international and rights organizations and even the United Nations and regional organizations, so Qatar has gained support, appreciation, and respect in the face of the crisis.

In conclusion, Al-Sharq praised the strength of the Qatari media and the contribution of the people and residents of Qatar to face the crisis.