MTV could face Saudi law suit
on Jun 8, 2010

The Jeddah Municipal Council is considering a lawsuit MTV Networks after a documentary about Saudi youths broadcast members of the council without their consent, according to a statement issued by the Council.

The documentary was broadcast on the US version of the channel, which also has a franchise – MTV Arabia – operated by Dubai’s Arab Media Group.

The programme caused controversy earlier in the week over its content and could now be in hot water after the Council issued a strongly worded statement branding the broadcast of images of its members without permission as “an aggression against the rights of others”. It also said that Council members would demand their rights according to the relevant regulations and laws.

The statement also said that the segment of the programme showing the council was distorted and misleading.

Last week it emerged that some of the youths that appeared in the show could also face punishment from the country’s religious police.