Freedom house condemns move by Turkish authorities efforts to close down over a dozen TV and radio stations



    Freedom house condemns move by Turkish authorities efforts to close down over a dozen TV and radio stations

     Oct 1, Ankara: Turkish authorities, on Thursday were told to block broadcast of more than a dozen independent Turkish TV and radio stations from Turkish communications satellites TURKSAT.

    According to reports the channels were ordered to be halted citing, citing alleged threats of separatism and subversion,Among the stations ordered off the satellites were:IMC TV, Azadi TV, Denge TV, Radio Dunya, Hayatin Sesi, Jihan TV, SES Radio, and a children’s cartoon channel Zarok TV. 

    In response to the government of Turkey’s order to block broadcasts by more than a dozen independent TV and radio outlets, Freedom House on Saturday, condemned the move by government. “The Turkish government’s decision to silence still more media outlets shows its growing intolerance of open political debate and dissent of any kind,” said Robert Herman, vice president of international programs.

    He further added that the government this time, targeted stations broadcasting in Kurdish and showed its disregard for the principles of democracy.

    The Oslo Times 

     
     

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