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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Media officials Wednesday offered their support to Al-Manar television over the decision by Egypt-based Nilesat earlier this month to stop broadcasting the channel.Among the speakers who gathered at Beirut's Coral Beach Hotel were the head of Parliament's Media and Telecommunications Committee MP Hasan Fadlallah, Chairman of the National Media Council Abdel-Hadi Mahfouz, a representative for Information Minister Ramzi Joreige, and Al-Jadeed journalist Karma al-Khayat.Mahfouz, the National Media Council president, suggested that Lebanon should buy or rent its own satellite, and not have to rely on other countries.
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