This video says about itself:
In the run up to the 2022 World Cup, the ITUC reports on migrant worker misery behind gleaming boom of Gulf – Doha (Qatar) & Dubai (UAE).
Video documentary (long version: 10′- EN).
Reportage: Paul Ames, Cinematography: Eduardo Diaz.
From weekly Socialist Worker in Britain:
Qatar royal family makes moves to control Al Jazeera TV station
Qatari-owned news network Al-Jazeera’s director general has resigned after eight years—only to be replaced by a member of [the] Qatari royal family.
Wadah Khanfar stepped down last week. He is credited with developing the network’s prominence—particularly the coverage of the Arab Spring.
But Al-Jazeera is owned and governed by the Qatari royal family. The network has largely ignored the massacre of protesters in Bahrain and barely reports events in the repressive regime in Qatar.
Robert Fisk: Al Jazeera – 15 years in the headlines: here.
Kuwait: Three Netizens Detained: here.
Gulf rulers are sending the world an unequivocal message – their countries will remain an exception to the Arab awakening. As the winds of change blow through the Middle East and north Africa, Gulf states are behaving as if it’s business as usual, pursuing small, incremental political reforms that would be deemed irrelevant, if not insulting, in other parts of the region: here.