Saturday, December 29, 2012

Saudi Government to Shut Down Channels Threatening National Unity

"Saudi Arabia will shut down satellite television channels that threaten national unity or instigate sedition in society, al-Watan daily reported Friday. The Minister of Culture and Information Abdulaziz Khoja told the newspaper that the ministry is working on a new set of regulations to stop such channels.
“National unity is a red line that must not be crossed,” he said, adding that his ministry cannot accept any calls for hatred and division in society.
Koja decided in September 2010 to shut down al-Osra channel, owned by Saudi preacher Mohammed al-Habdan, for airing fatwas after the government decided to limit the issuing of fatwas to a number of licensed bodies."