Peace TV

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Peace TV
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
Broadcast areaWorldwide
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
OwnerZakir Naik (Founder)
Key peopleZakir Naik
Sister channels
Launched21 January 2006
Availability - banned in India[1][2] Bangladesh.[3] Limited broadcast in the United States.[4]
Zuku TV (Kenya)Channel 890

Peace TV is a nonprofit satellite television network broadcasting globally from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Peace TV programs are all in the English language. They are broadcast free-to-air. The founder and president of Peace TV is Zakir Naik, He is an Islamic preacher from Mumbai, India.

Controversy[change | change source]

In 2016, there was a terrorist attack in Dhaka. Militants stormed a bakery and took several hostages. After negotiations failed, the police stormed the bakery. In the process, at least five terrorists and more than 15 hostages were killed. Police later said that the terrorists had been influnced by Naik's speeches.[5] After this incident, the channel was banned in Bangladesh.[6] In 2019, the british telecom regulatic office Ofcom said that Peace TV broke the rules about hate speech [7] After the 2019 Easter Bombings Peace TV was banned in India and Sri Lanka, for spreading hate speech.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. The First Post. "Centre asks States to block unauthorised TV channels like Zakir Naik's Peace TV". Archived from the original on 13 July 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  2. The Hindu. "Zakir Naik's UK-registered Foundation under scanner". Archived from the original on 10 July 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  3. and Sri Lanka The Times of India. "Bangladesh bans televangelist Zakir Naik's Peace TV". Archived from the original on 10 July 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  4. "Banned in India, Peace TV Net Buys Berth on TWC in N.Y." Multichannel News. 20 April 2015. Archived from the original on 19 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  5. Manish, Sai (2016-07-07). "Peace TV of Mumbai preacher Zakir Naik who inspired Dhaka killer funded in Britain". DNA India. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  6. "Bangladesh to ban Islamic TV channel, Peace TV". BBC News. 2016-07-11. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  7. "Peace TV faces UK ban after presenter calls gay people "worse than animals"". GAY TIMES. 2019-07-28. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  8. "After crackdowns by India and Bangladesh, Zakir Naik's Peace TV banned in Sri Lanka: Reports". Retrieved 2020-10-23.