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New pan-Arab satellite channel goes on air
Beirut-based pan-Arab satellite television station that pledges to challenge dominance of Arab Gulf stations goes on air; pledges support for 'Palestinian cause'

A new Beirut-based pan-Arab satellite television station that pledges to challenge the dominance of Arab Gulf stations has gone on the air.

 

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Al-Mayadeen says it will support the Palestinian cause and all forms of "resistance," and that it will counter the influence of the popular Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya networks, both funded by oil-rich Sunni Gulf Arab countries that have backed the uprising in Lebanon's neighbor Syria.

 

It is headed by former Al-Jazeera newsman Ghassan bin Jiddo, who quit the Qatar-based station last year to protest its reporting of the uprising in Syria.

 

Syria considers itself part of a "resistance" axis against Israel and the West, together with its allies Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah group.

 

 


פרסום ראשון: 06.14.12, 16:47
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