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Jordan bans TV channel

Jordan’s media and security authorities have closed the pro-Islamist Al-Yarmuk television channel and shut down its studios in the country.

BBC Monitoring says the first report of the closure was carried at midday on August 31st.

Al-Jazeera’s Arabic channel also carried a report saying that the channel was close to the Islamist opposition in Jordan.

“A statement by Al-Yarmuk TV denounces the government’s step as restriction on media freedom,” another “urgent” headline on the Al-Jazeera news ticker said.

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