19-01-2020 12:39 PM Jerusalem Timing

Arab Info Ministers Council Decides on Bahrain’s Request against Manar, Nour

Arab Info Ministers Council Decides on Bahrain’s Request against Manar, Nour

Arab Information Ministers Council decided to refer Bahrain Kingdom’s request to cancel the memberships of Al-Manar TV Channel and Al-Nour Radio Station from the Arab States Broadcasting Union to the latter’s general assembly.

Arab Information Ministers Council decided in its 44th round to refer Bahrain Kingdom’s request to cancel the memberships of Al-Manar TV Channel and Al-Nour Radio Station from the Arab States Broadcasting Union to the latter’s general assembly.

Arab Information Ministers CouncilSimilarly, Bahrain’s request to stop the broadcasting of Al-Manar and Al-Nour on Arabsat and Nilesat was referred to the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) and the Egyptian Company (Nilesat) to review the Lebanese Media Group’s commitment to the contracts and agreements signed with them.

Lebanese Information Minister Walid Daouk had hoped earlier, during the meeting which was held in Cairo, that “the issue between the Bahraini authorities and the Lebanese TV channel Al-Manar and radio station Al-Nour would be eventually settled on positively,” NNA reported.

Speaking during the meeting, Daouk said that “both stations are licensed by the Lebanese authorities pursuant to the according effective laws and regulations.”

“The Lebanese laws and regulations emphasize the importance of preserving good and fraternal relations among Arabs. Lebanon also confirms commitment to this essential matter and seeks to have special and excellent ties with everyone,” he assured.

Bahrain had issued a request to stop broadcasting the Lebanese Media Group Al-Manar and Al-Nour due to their coverage of the anti-regime protests in Bahrain in a way which the latter considered “biased”.