DOJ orders Al Jazeera Plus to register as a foreign agent of Qatar

The Justice Department concluded that U.S.-based Al Jazeera Plus, a part of the broader Al Jazeera network, is working on behalf of the government of Qatar and ordered it to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

“Based upon a review of your multiple letters and document productions, open source information, and AJ+’s programming, we have determined that AJ+ is obligated to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act,” said a Justice Department letter sent to AJ+ on Monday and obtained by the Washington Examiner. “AJ+’s obligation arises because it has engaged and is still engaged in political activities within the United States and has acted and continues to act as a publicity
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