Satire TV Hosts Hisham Haddad, Abu Talal Under Scrutiny Over 'Bible' Remarks

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The Episcopal Media Committee has filed a complaint with the Lebanese National Audiovisual Media Council over two satire TV shows that made “cynical references against segments from the holy Bible”, the National News Agency reported on Thursday.

NNA said the Audiovisual Media Council received the complaint filed against weekly satire entertainment programs one hosted by Hisham Haddad on LBCI, and another on al-Jadeed TV hosted by satirist character called Abu Talal.

The two hosts have “addressed segments from the holy Bible in a comical manner,” said NNA.

Recordings from the programs will be submitted to the media council for assessment.

The appropriate measures will be taken in coordination with Information Minster, Melhem Riachi, it added.

Lebanon's media endured a string of court cases and judicial investigations as Lebanese authorities are getting tough on free speech ahead of national elections.

Recently, officials have summoned leading talk show hosts to court over on-air remarks and sentencing an analyst to jail for comments she made in Washington about the Lebanese army.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 5
Thumb whyaskwhy 22 March 2018, 15:03

When will Lebanon free itself from religious rule? If your prophets and Gods were so good and powerful how come the nation is in such a poor state of affairs?

Missing phillipo 22 March 2018, 15:16

Could you imagine the vast protests that would have occured if they had insulted the Koran?

Missing phillipo 22 March 2018, 18:55

Please explain, give examples (if you can), not just inflamatory stupid words.
Moslems in Israel are treated much better than non-Moslems in most Arab States.

Thumb Puppet 22 March 2018, 15:28

I have the utmost respect and admiration for Mr. phillipo because he can imagine.

Thumb s.o.s 22 March 2018, 17:20

“ The Episcopal Media Committee “ nshalla each sect has its own retarded media committee?

If people are losing faith, it’s because of Rai, Daryan and Qabalan... because they meddle in politics which takes away their credibility. Siding with war criminals, terrorists or thieves can’t be farther from the teachings of the prophets and God.