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Press TV banned – again

September 28, 2012

By Chris Forrester

Iran-backed TV news channel Press TV has been banned again. This time it is a German superior court in Bavaria which has successfully argued that Press TV cannot be transmitted for broadcast to Germany. The ruling overturns a decision by a lower court in Munich that had ruled in favour of the controversial English-language news channel.

The UK’s media regulator OFCOM had earlier banned Press TV.

Press TV, on its website, says the German government seeks to silence the alternative channel’s voice. It claims the ban is meant to stop the channel’s extensive coverage of Germany’s social and economic issues.

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