DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The Ministry of Information on Saturday said that the decision of the Arab League Council on asking Arabsat and Nilesat to suspend the broadcast of the Syrian TV channels constitutes a media terrorism within the plot against Syria.
In a statement, the Ministry added that the decision aims at blocking reality from the local and international opinion, all for the benefit of the fabrication campaign carried out against Syria and its people.
The statement stipulated that this unprecedented decision is a violation of the freedom of journalism and expression and contrary to all rules and professional custom, as it represents a flagrant violation of the media ethics and of the concepts of the freedom of expression.
The Ministry added that some Gulf oil countries, which seized control of the Arab League, protect the incitement channels despite the threats they pose on the stability and amity among the Arab people.
"Some Gulf countries, which are arming and funding the gunmen to shed the Syrian blood, are trying to block the reality from the Arab people to achieve the U.S. and western goals in fragmenting the region," the statement said.
The Ministry stressed that it will deal responsibly with this aggressive decision to ensure the continuation of the Syrian channels' broadcast and face the media war targeting Syria.
The Ministry called on Nilesat and Arabsat not to respond to this decision which violates media ethics and the principles of media work.
"This decision will not dissuade us from continuing our message of serving the interests of our people and moving forward with the national reform program. We are more resolved to face this hysteric media war against Syria and the Syrians," the Ministry said.
The Ministry added that this decision will not deter it from unmasking the terrorism which is supported by Arab, regional and western countries, especially USA and Israel, and the acts of the armed terrorist groups against the Syrian people.
The Ministry concluded its statement by urging all organizations dedicated to defending freedom of speech and expression in the world to make a stand against this aggressive decision.
M. Nassr/ H. Sabbagh