Authorities close Lebanese satellite TV station’s bureaux over sex talk

first_img Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS See the video on YouTube: to go further A Saudi civil society group has brought a suit against LBC and the programme’s participants. The station, which is controlled by reformist Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, declined to comment when contacted by Reporters Without Borders. RSF_en Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information “The programme may have shocked the country’s conservatives but this measure is disproportionate and ineffective as LBC’s bureaux in Saudi Arabia are not responsible for the choice of programming and content that it broadcasts from Lebanon,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It nonetheless violates the freedom of the satellite broadcast media operating in the country.” News Culture and information ministry spokesman Abdul Rahman Al-Hazaa announced the closure of LBC’s offices on 9 August. Broadcast last month in the LBC series “Bold Red Line,” the programme outraged the Saudi authorities. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Saudi conservatives regarded the programme as shocking and immoral, and as a violation of Islamic law as applied in Saudi Arabia. Posted as a video on YouTube, the programme shows Jawwad and several friends in his bedroom discussing their sex lives. Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Access to the YouTube video has been blocked in Saudi Arabia by the Saudi agency responsible for Internet censorship. Although Jawwad apologised for the programme, he and his friends have been arrested. Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure of the Lebanon-based satellite TV station LBC’s bureaux in Riyadh and Jeddah for broadcasting a programme in which a Saudi man in his 30s, Mazen Abdul Jawwad, talked openly about his sexual adventures since the age of 14. Follow the news on Saudi Arabia RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance April 28, 2021 Find out more News August 11, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities close Lebanese satellite TV station’s bureaux over sex talk News News Organisation March 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more