Just two weeks after pledging not to air hate material, Al-Manar has broken its pledge. From BBC News, with thanks to Anthony:
French PM Jean-Pierre Raffarin has called for a Lebanon-based satellite TV channel backed by Hezbollah to be taken off air for its “anti-Semitic” content.
His intervention comes two weeks after al-Manar was authorised to continue broadcasting in Europe by France’s media watchdog.
The channel signed an undertaking not to incite hatred or violence….
Last week, monitors recorded a commentator on the channel speaking of what he called “Zionist attempts to transmit Aids to Arab countries”.