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Media foundation condemns “militia-style assault” on MTV team

The Media Against Violence foundation on Saturday issued a statement condemning the assault on MTV’s team of reporter George Eid and photographer Roger Hanna in Beirut’s Southern suburb of Ghobeireh.

The assault occurred when the team was reporting on the construction violations when members of Hezbollah denied them the right to film in the area without a permit from the party, the statement added.

The foundation calls on the Lebanese authorities to take the appropriate measures to arrest the party members and to not allow this kind of “militia-style” infringement to take place, the statement added.

On Friday, the MTV station team was denied access to sites in Dahyeh when trying to report on the construction violations against a land owned by the Holy Seat in Vatican.

-NOW Lebanon

  • ROBERT

    Yih!? Hezbollah is getting too carried away. As a Christian, I did get a change of heart in 2006 and support Hezbollah as defending Lebanon, now it's getting arrogant.

    April 23, 2011