Australian regulator investigates Al Manar, received via Indonesian satellite.

Posted: 15 Feb 2010   Print   Send a link
"The media watchdog will investigate claims a 'terrorist' TV station is being broadcast into Australia via Indonesian satellites. Al-Manar TV, backed by Hezbollah, has twice been investigated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority but now faces a broader investigation, including compliance with racial vilification laws. Australia Israel and Jewish Affairs Council executive director Colin Rubenstein said Australia should follow the lead of France, the US and Canada by banning the station." Stephani Peatling, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 February 2010.
     "The Australian Communications and Media Authority will further investigate Al-Manar TV program content to ascertain its compliance with regulatory obligations relating to terrorist-related content, as well as racial vilification and hate speech." ACMA, 4 February 2010. Apparently referring to Al Manar on Palapa D, 113 degrees east. If ACMA rules against Al Manar, what enforcement would be available?