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10 Aug 2012

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MTV Lebanon

[DOC] MTV Lebanon responds

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Defending human rights is on top of MTV agenda: MTV paid a heavy price for its freedom of speech and democracy agenda...These two cinemas were illegally operating as well as known to show pornography in the presence of children and minors…Our fight was against illegal places and pedophilia which are universally condemned, and NOT against homosexuality in any way. Cinema Plaza closure...was only reported in our news bulletin…We mentioned in our report “Shoozooz” [Arabic term for anomaly] referring to perversion and other universally condemned practices inside the cinema. Unfortunately, we were wrongly interpreted as our fight has never been against homosexuality but always against pedophilia. We have always fought, in all our programs, and we will never refrain from fighting for the rights of the children and minors against all forms of sexual exploitation or sexual abuse…