Lebanese media group apologises to Bahrain
Manama, December 8, 2013
The Lebanese Communication Group (Al Manar Channel and Al Nour Radio) has officially apologised to the Information Affairs Authority (IAA) for its coverage of news about Bahrain.
The apology was made at the 90th meeting of the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) general assembly executive board, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
The group pledged to be objective in covering Arab news and events and to abide by professional standards in the future.
It said it was willing to subject its editorial line to periodic review to ensure its compliance with international professional covenants, treaties and accredited standards.
It also vowed to rectify any policy deviating from this professional framework and work towards preserving good relations with all Arab states, particularly Bahrain.
The heads of delegations commended the step, lauding Bahrain for accepting the apology.
The ASBU director general read the apology and the decision of the ASBU general assembly assigning him to follow up the implementation of the group's commitment. He was also mandated to take action against the Lebanese group in case it reneges on its commitment. - TradeArabia News Service