Akamai, the company hired to help thwart attacks on the Al Jazeera website have dropped Al Jazeera as a customer. Al Jazeera are saying that political pressure was brought to bear on Akamai, whereas Akamai decline to give their reasons. Once again, the Al Jazeera site is down, but there are other references to the site, including this defence of Al Jazeera.
Now, this is interesting, Iraq has banned two Al Jazeera reporters from working in Baghdad. Al Jazeera have suspended reports from Baghdad in protest. Al Jazeera are now 'in the doghouse' with 'the allies' and with Iraq. Could this indicate that they're getting the balance about right? Or could there be some other explanation?
At the time of writing, the English Language Al Jazeera site is down.
Additional: Apparently this came about due to Al Jazeera trying to do interviews without Iraqi minders. How ironic that Blunkett just came out with a quote which says that Al Jazeera are "only there because they are provided with facilities and support from the regime".