Peace TV

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Peace TV
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
SloganThe solution for Humanity
OwnerZakir Naik (founder and president)
Shariful Islam Naik (CEO)

Lords Production Ltd,
a subsidiary of Universal Broadcasting Corporation Ltd

Peace TV is a nonprofit satellite television network broadcasting globally 24/7 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Peace TV programs are all in the English language and telecast free-to-air. The founder and president of Peace TV is Zakir Naik, an Islamic preacher from Mumbai, India. In 2016, there was a terrorist attack in Dhaka. Militants stormed a bakery and took several hostages. After unsuccessful negotiations, special units of the police stormed the bakery. In the process, at least five terrorists, and more than 15 hostages were killed. Police later revealed, that the terrorists had been influnced by Naik's speeches.[5] These sppeches which seemed to be provocative.[6][7] Following this incident, the channel was banned in Bangladesh.[8] In 2019, the british telecom regulatic office Ofcom ruled that Peace TV broke the rules of diffusing hate speech[9] After the 2019 Easter Bombings it was banned in India and Sri Lanka, for diffusing hate speech.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. The First Post. "Centre asks States to block unauthorised TV channels like Zakir Naik's Peace TV". Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  2. The Hindu. "Zakir Naik's UK-registered Foundation under scanner". Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  3. The Times of India. "Bangladesh bans televangelist Zakir Naik's Peace TV". Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  4. "Banned in India, Peace TV Net Buys Berth on TWC in N.Y." Multichannel News. 20 April 2015. 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 Investigating Zakir Naik's Islamist Links: Minister". Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  7. "Bangladesh asks India to examine Zakir Naik's speeches". mid-day. 2016-07-07. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  8. "Bangladesh to ban Islamic TV channel, Peace TV". BBC News. 2016-07-11. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  9. "Peace TV faces UK ban after presenter calls gay people "worse than animals"". GAY TIMES. 2019-07-28. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  10. "After crackdowns by India and Bangladesh, Zakir Naik's Peace TV banned in Sri Lanka: Reports". Retrieved 2020-10-23.