Employees of Hezbollah's Al-Manar television station work in a studio in Beirut in this December 3, 2004 file photo. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi/Files
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Lebanon's National Media Council said Friday that Nilesat's decision earlier this week to stop broadcasting in Lebanon was aimed at targeting the country's free media, and not because it's contract had expired.Mahfouz called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to compel Nilesat to reverse the decision to stop airing Al-Manar.Mahfouz called on Lebanese channels to express solidarity with Al-Manar, and said the country should have learned from the Arabsat experience when the Saudi-owned satellite provider stopped broadcasting both Al-Manar and Al Mayadeen stations late last year.
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