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Switch off Libya sat-TV say Arabs

May 17, 2011

By Chris Forrester

The Arab League, an assembly of all the Arab nations, has formally asked Arabsat and Nilesat to cease transmissions of Libya’s Jamahiriya Satellite Channel and “any other channel” that might be sympathetic to the Libyan government.  The decision was taken at the end of a special meeting in Cairo on May 15th.

However, the request places Arabsat and Nilesat in something of a dilemma given they hold valid contracts with the Libyans.  The Arab League request is based on the UN Security Council resolution 1973.

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