Are There Limits On Televising Hate?

The Australian government is discussing to what extent should it censor children and adult programs televised by an Hezbollah station which propogates hatred toward Israel and Jews. Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television channel is broadcast from Indonesia and offers a variety of TV programs, many of which are blatantly anti-Jewish or urged support for terrorist groups. Australian Jewish groups are particularly incenses at children program which are used by Hezbollah to engender hatred within children toward Jews. Under Australian law, TV stations are banned from directly recruiting viewers to join terrorist organizations or to fund raise for these groups.

Censorship raises questions as to the extent of freedom of speech. In America, the guideline is whether the speech is equivalent to shouting,”fire” i