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PRESS RELEASE: Global – IHRC expresses concern over removal of Al-Alam TV Station by Arabsat

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IHRC is deeply concerned by the satellite operator Arabsat’s removal of Al-Alam TV channel from its services.

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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2 February 2010
 
PRESS RELEASE: Global – IHRC expresses concern over removal of Al-Alam TV Station by Arabsat

IHRC is deeply concerned by the satellite operator Arabsat’s removal of Al-Alam TV channel from its services.

Al-Alam states that this is a breach of contract on Arabsat’s part.  IHRC is concerned that Al-Alam – an Arabic broadcaster from Iran – has been targeted as part of external pressure on Iran.  

IHRC Chair Massoud Shadjareh said:

“It is ironic that whilst the US and much western press has vociferously castigated the Iranian press and authorities for censorship, the removal of Al-Alam by Arabsat has not raised an eyebrow.”

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