Information operations · Information Warfare · Qatar

Qatar’s other covert media arm


Michael Rubin @mrubin1971 July 25, 2017 10:06 am As the current crisis between Qatar and many moderate Arab states approaches its second month, one of the key complaints which the anti-Qatar coalition has voiced is about Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based satellite channel which was once the most watched Arabic station. Al Jazeera and its supportersargue that the… Continue reading Qatar’s other covert media arm

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UAE hacked Qatari government sites, sparking regional upheaval, according to U.S. intelligence officials


The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of Qatari government news and social media sites in order to post incendiary false quotes attributed to Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, in late May that sparked the ongoing upheaval between Qatar and its neighbors, according to U.S. intelligence officials. Officials became aware last week that… Continue reading UAE hacked Qatari government sites, sparking regional upheaval, according to U.S. intelligence officials

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CNN Exclusive: US suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis


This could be some truly serious stuff.  This is so much more than fake news.  It is disinformation, bordering on Active Measures, perhaps.  </end editorial> By Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz, CNN Updated 8:21 PM ET, Tue June 6, 2017 Washington (CNN)US investigators believe Russian hackers breached Qatar’s state news agency and planted a fake… Continue reading CNN Exclusive: US suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis

Strategic Communication

Strategic Communication: Radio Sawa in Tripoli, Libya at 106.6 MhZ


The United States Broadcast Board of Governors has installed a radio transmitter in Tripoli, Libya, which can reach the two million residents, according to a press release. The station broadcasts Radio Sawa which in addition to Libya, Radio Sawa broadcasts on FM in Morocco, Jordan, the Palestinian Territories, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, U.A.E., Lebanon, Iraq, Sudan… Continue reading Strategic Communication: Radio Sawa in Tripoli, Libya at 106.6 MhZ