Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Hamas enters the TV business

Here's an interesting (and rather troubling) story from the BBC (from last week):

The Palestinian militant group Hamas has launched a new TV station to spread the organisation's message.

Named al-Aqsa after the mosque in Jerusalem, the Gaza-based channel plans to air programmes on political and social ideas drawn from the Koran.

The group aims to expand the TV operation significantly and hopes to enter satellite broadcasting.

Hamas is already a major political force among the Palestinians. So why not try to become a major media player? After all, look what FOX News has done for the Republicans.

(Cue laughter.)

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