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Arabsat follows Nilesat in cutting Syrian TVs broadcast

English.news.cn   2012-09-05 22:57:47            

DAMASCUS, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Arabsat satellite operator followed the lead of Nilesat in cutting the feed of Syrian state- run and pro-government TVs on Wednesday.

Arabsat's decision came just a couple of hours after Nilesat made the same move.

The Arab League has officially asked the satellite operators of Arabsat and Nilesat to stop the broadcasting of Syrian media, both public and private, such as Syria TV, al-Ekhbaria, and Addounia.

The Syrian ministry of information condemned the latest move and said it contradicts the media working charter in a "rude and unjustified way."

In a sharp riposte to the cut, the ministry said the move came in the framework of the campaign targeting Syria, adding that it condemns "this violation and considers it as a direct evidence on the partiality of its makers towards the anti-Syria side..."

Meanwhile, Syria's state-run and pro-government media have provided alternative frequencies to keep their audience tuned.

Editor: yan
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