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UPDATED: 17:41, June 08, 2006
Lebanese media watchdog says TV broke law by mocking Hizbollah chief
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Lebanese National Audiovisual Media Council (NAMC) said that a Christian TV station had broken the law by airing a satire show mocking Hizbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, local newspaper The Daily Star reported on Thursday.

The NAMC presented a report to Information Minister Ghazi Aridi on Wednesday, listing what it believed to be breaches of the law by the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC), according to the report.

But Abdel-Hadi Mahfouz, president of the NAMC, was quoted as saying on Wednesday that the Lebanese cabinet would have the final say on any action taken against the LBC and the TV's "Bass Mat Watan" comedy show.

"The council is a consultative, not decisive authority and can only issue recommendations which Cabinet may or may not choose to adopt," he added.

On June 1, The LBC aired the satirical program, which criticized Nasrallah and his Hizbollah group, prompting thousands of Hizbollah supporters to take to the streets burning tires and blocking roads.

The producer of the program, Charbel Khalil, had issued an apology broadcast later, saying that he deeply respected Nasrallah and that depicting the leader "was not meant to offend him."

Hizbollah, or Party of God, enjoys wide support among Lebanon's Shiite community of 1.2 million people, which is believed to be the largest sect in Lebanon's 3.5 million population.

Source: Xinhua


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