Friday, February 25, 2005

In an interview with Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat, Pierre Ad-Dahir (the right-wing CEO of LBC-TV) indicated that LBC may be purchase Al-Jazeera TV. That will mean a Saudi purchase, as LBC has a merger (or joint operations, more accurately) agreement with the Saudi-owned (or leased) Al-Hayat newspaper, and is largely owned by Al-Walid bin Talal. Saudi Arabia will then ensure that no voices are allowed in Arab media that are critical of House of Saud.