Arabsat wants to ban Lebanese TV channel

The Syrian Information Ministry affirmed that blocking the Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV channel by the Saudi authorities represented by the Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) is an unjustified step which comes as part of the systematic aggressive policy adopted by Saudi Arabia. The ministry said in a statement issued on Friday that Saudi Arabia is being true to its reputation for suppressing freedom of speech and expression, banning al-Mayadyeen TV channel from broadcasting.

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