Al Jazeera Media Network announced mandatory bias and sensitivity training for staff [File: Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters]
Al Jazeera Media Network has suspended two journalists over a video that downplayed the Holocaust.
The Qatar-based network announced the disciplinary action in a statement on Sunday.
The video, published on Al Jazeera’s online Arabic news platform, AJ+, “contravened its editorial standards”, said the network, which is the parent company of aljazeera.com.
The content was swiftly deleted from AJ+ web pages and social media accounts.
Yaser Bishr, executive director of Al Jazeera’s digital division, said the network “completely disowns the offensive content in question” and would not tolerate such material on any of the network’s platforms.
In an email to staff, he also announced a mandatory bias and