Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Official PA media is not free and is part of the "struggle"

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Official PA TV Programs Division Director Nizar Al-Ghoul: “PA TV is not television just for entertainment and passing time. We are interested in the news item, interested in mobilizing for the struggle, interested in the content of the message that we present. PA TV is a central part of the full and comprehensive struggle… The leadership is working with its army to achieve victory, and this is what has happened in the PA TV – [General Supervisor of the PA Official Media] Minister Ahmad Assaf would follow everything small and large, direct every assignment, and follow the details. He surprises you when he calls you to ask about a tiny detail in some program.”
[Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning, Aug. 5, 2018]


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