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THE Information Affairs Authority (IAA IAA
abbr.
indoleacetic acid

Noun 1. IAA - a plant hormone promoting elongation of stems and roots
indoleacetic acid

auxin - a plant hormone that promotes root formation and bud growth

2.
) criticised an Arabsat statement, claiming it doesn't have to interfere with "political and religious discussions".

The IAA said Arabsat is responsible for controlling media content and taking steps to stop broadcasting non-compliant channels under its agreement, commercial contracts with subscribers as well as Arab and international conventions which all ban inciting sectarianism, hatred, extremism and terrorism.

It said the IAA decision to stop broadcasting its TV and radio bouquet from June 1 followed Arabsat's failure to take legal action and close Iranian channels despite 15 months of correspondence and evidence of violations by them.

It said what was being broadcast by Iranian channels on Bahrain was not just "political and religious discussions", as claimed by Arabsat, but media materials against Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to disseminate lies and fallacies to incite To arouse; urge; provoke; encourage; spur on; goad; stir up; instigate; set in motion; as in to incite a riot. Also, generally, in Criminal Law to instigate, persuade, or move another to commit a crime; in this sense nearly synonymous with abet.  sectarianism, hatred, violence and terrorism and shake GCC GCC: see Gulf Cooperation Council.

(compiler, programming) GCC - The GNU Compiler Collection, which currently contains front ends for C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, and Ada, as well as libraries for these languages (libstdc++, libgcj, etc).
 stability and security, in breach of media work ethics.

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Publication:Gulf Daily News (Manama, Bahrain)
Date:Jun 11, 2012
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