Al Manar: Hezbollah's Television Propaganda Tool

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Al Manar logo. (Photo: Twitter profile picture)

Hezbollah, the Shi'ite militia controling much of southern Lebanon, is listed as a terrorist organization by the US. There are currently Hezbollah fighters in Syria supporting President Bashar al-Assad's troops in their attempt to crush the uprising there. Now, Hezbollah has its own TV channel Al Manar, and it looks pretty professional. But you wouldn't mistake it for CNN. John Peate is a journalist with BBC monitoring. He monitors mass media worldwide.