Al-Manar flays EU broadcast ban

Hizb Allah-run Al-Manar television has condemned a decision taken at a meeting of European Union national regulators to ban its broadcasts in Europe.

    The channel has been accused of inciting racial hatred

    It said the move, approved in Brussels on Thursday, "represents a flagrant aggression against the freedom of the press and contradicts the simplest principles of the human rights charter and the principles that Europe claims to promote".

    "The decision taken by EU censorship officials to ban Al-Manar TV channel from broadcasting via European satellites is not based on a legal warrant, and violates the simplest legal principles," the management of the channel said in a statement on Friday.
     
    Regulators from the 25-member European Union agreed on Thursday to coordinate efforts against broadcasts deemed to incite racial hatred in Europe.
     
    Al-Manar's statement charged that the move was part of "a massive Israeli campaign" and was aimed at "besieging the channel worldwide".

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.