Saudi Satellite Drops Hizbullah Channel

(Long War Journal) Toby Dershowitz - Last week, Saudi-owned Arabsat dropped Hizbullah's Al-Manar television channel from its broadcasts. In 2005, Al-Manar was being broadcast by more than a dozen satellite operators around the globe, but 11 satellite operators have since ceased the channel's broadcasts due to its incitement to violence. Last month, Arabsat also suspended Al Mayadeen TV, which is also regarded as a Hizbullah mouthpiece. Today, Al-Manar is broadcast by only three satellite operators: Egypt's Nilesat, Russia's Express, and Indonesia's Indosat. The writer is Vice President for Government Relations and Strategy at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

2015-12-18 00:00:00

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