A Top Satellite Provider Cuts Off Iran State Broadcaster

Author: Farnaz Fassihi and Paul Sonne, Wall Street Journal, Published on: 15 October 2012

One of Europe's leading satellite providers on Monday said it would terminate its contract with Iran's broadcast company, IRIB, immediately pulling 19 state-owned television and radio channels off the air... Eutelsat Communications SA said it stopped broadcasting the Iranian channels in light of European sanctions approved in March and a French regulatory decision...Iranian human-rights organizations and opposition activists praised Eutelsat's decision...

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