Al Jazeera News website has published the phone data of a group of Aljazeera journalists and journalists working for Al Jazeera’s Arabic service.
The news agency says that the phone records of three journalists, including Al Jazeera reporters Moustafa Badri and Mohamed Abdelgader, and Aljaz Sheikh, a reporter with Al Jazeera Arabic, were published on Twitter.
The data also showed that Badri had accessed his phone in mid-March.
The Aljazeer Al-Yawm (Al Jazeera News) network published a statement on Twitter saying it had “obtained phone data from three journalists who are Al Jazeera colleagues in Syria and Egypt”.
“We were shocked by the decision to publish their data,” the network said.
The statement did not say when the journalists had accessed their phone.
Al Jazeera said it had contacted Al Jazeera Egyptian and Syrian affiliates in the UAE to confirm the authenticity of the phone numbers.
The UAE, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has long been a main backer of the Assad regime, which has fought several conflicts in the country’s five-year-old civil war.
The group has previously published photographs and videos of atrocities committed by the regime in Syria.