MP Hasan Fadlallah chairs a meeting for the Parliament's telecoms committee, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (The Daily Star/Parliament, HO)
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The head of Parliament's telecoms committee said Tuesday that Lebanon is seeking to draft a new media law.Currently, the country's media outlets are regulated by the 1962 Law of Publications and the 1994 Audiovisual Media Law.Fadlallah said that the country was on the brink of passing the new law, and expressed hope that it would reach the legislature swiftly.The Hezbollah MP also praised the Lebanese judiciary's decision allowing the regional satellite operator Arabsat to resume broadcasting Hezbollah's Al-Manar station, after its December 2015 move to stop airing the channel.
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