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Friday, June 25 2010

Lebanon Censures Al-Manar Fauxtography

The Beirut Publications Court charged Al-Manar TV for airing doctored photos. The photos in question -- aired during a 2007 interview with Michel Aoun -- depicted Lebanese Forces party members pointing weapons at Lebanese Army personnel. According to Beirut's Daily Star:
The court judged the pictures as “capable of sparking political tension and endangering Lebanon’s peace.” It condemned the way the interview was led, especially when the fragile situation of the country in 2007 was taken into consideration. The court imposed a symbolic fine . . .


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