Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Fighting "zee" (the) French

"France's highest administrative court, the Council of State, moved decisively to ban Al Manar television on Monday, ruling that the Beirut-based channel had repeatedly violated the country's hate laws and ignored its own pledge to avoid making anti-Semitic statements." (International Herald Tribune, France)

However, last week...
"Lebanese media officials on Friday warned France not to suspend broadcasts of Hizbullah's Al-Manar television network, saying authorities may be forced to reciprocate against French stations that enjoy unique privileges in Lebanon." (naharnet.com, Lebanon)

Let me see... If they ban French media, our TELE LIBAN will have to find a new way to replace it's programs since 50% of them consist of re-broadcasting from French stations... The other half is reruns...(more on that in coming articles).

What scares me the most is that by implementing this stupid idea, they will be able to see a real demonstration. Most of the Lebanese youth is fed up with politics, but to deny them to watch interesting programs or famous ones like the French STAR ACADEMY is just about it!!!

This kind of laws wouldn't make any sense, but when did sense have anything to do with our laws???

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