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Press TV: EU bans Iran’s funniest broadcaster

by | 16th, October 2012

PRESS TV has gone. EU sanctions against Iran have resulted in the death of  Press TV .

Press TV  is upset:

It also shows that the European Union does not respect freedom of speech, and spares no efforts to silence the voice of alternative media outlets.

Maybe so.

In 2011 , Press TV said more then 1,370 people had died in drone attacks on Somalia since September that year. Press TV said 383 of the dead were civilians. There was not a shred of evidence produce to support the story.

In 2010, Ofcom said George Galloway’s show on Press TV was in breach of the UK broadcasting code.  The ruling  concluded:

Further, the broadcaster failed to engage or debate with any point of view that was contrary to the view presented by George Galloway. Rather, Ofcom is of the view that George Galloway, in particular, used the alternative opinions made by the viewers, which were contrary to his own, only as vehicles to punctuate what could be classed as a form of on-going political polemic, delivered by the presenter directly to camera and unchallenged.

In 2009 Press TV featured an  interview with Maziar Bahari . But the  Newsweek  journalist was not speaking freely from his Iranian jail. Bahari

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