Riachy chairs meeting to discuss Electoral Supervisory Committee’s complaints

Caretaker Minister of Information, Melhem Riachy, on Monday chaired a meeting for the chairmen of Lebanon's TV channels to discuss the complaints submitted by the Electoral Supervisory Committee, in presence of Head of the National Audio-Visual Council...

Caretaker Minister of Information, Melhem Riachy, on Monday chaired a meeting for the chairmen of Lebanon's TV channels to discuss the complaints submitted by the Electoral Supervisory Committee, in presence of Head of the National Audio-Visual Council, Abdul Hadi Mahfouz.

Conferees have reportedly maintained that "forwarding media means to the court of publications unjustly only tampers with Lebanon's leading role as a guardian of freedoms in its surrounding."

In a statement issued following the meeting, Riachy indicated that the aforementioned committee had trespassed its legal powers as it had been supervising media instead of elections.

He also announced the formation of a follow-up committee chaired by Mahfouz.

Source: National News Agency