Local councils in Northern Aleppo prevent Syrian television channel from covering events

تحرير عبد الله الدرويش| ترجمة فرح ناصيف| تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen🕔تم النشر بتاريخ : 10 تموز، 2018 18:17:30 خبرفن وثقافةإعلام

Aleppo - SMART

The two local councils of Azaz and Anadan near Aleppo, Northern Syria, have prevented a Syrian television channel from covering events in the region.

In a statement, the local councils stated that they disapprove of "the history of the TV channel's director and his work as a correspondent in the Lebanese channel al-Manar of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia, in addition to his work in the media institutions of the Syrian government until 2016."

On Tuesday, Yaser al-Zaem, an official in the information office of the local council of Azaz, stated to SMART that the decision to ban the Syrian TV channel was a response to a "provocative statement" published by the channel, which spread "fear and rumors" among civilians, in addition to the work of its Executive Director Anas Azarq as war correspondent for Syrian government TV during the Syrian revolution.

Al-Zaem added that the decision circulated to all the departments and institutions of the local council of Azaz, noting that the correspondents of the channel are "from of the region (...) and we will not take action against them."

The Syrian TV channel issued a clarification on the decision of the local council of the city of Azaz, saying that the decision was made without reasoning. The TV channel asked for a review of the decision and to see the TV content and the original message.

The Syrian TV channel was launched on March 3, 2018, and is based in Istanbul, Turkey. A large number of journalists associated with the Syrian revolution work for the channel.

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تحرير عبد الله الدرويش| ترجمة فرح ناصيف| تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen🕔تم النشر بتاريخ : 10 تموز، 2018 18:17:30 خبرفن وثقافةإعلام
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