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Kurdish weekly banned in Iran

BBC Monitoring Text of report by Iranian conservative news agency Mehr Tehran, 2 December: Ashti weekly considered, as the first Kurdish-Persian publication, has been permanently banned by the verdict of Branch 1 of the Penal Court of Sanandaj. In an interview with the Kurdish department of PNA [abbreviation in English, …

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YouTube Restores Egyptian Blogger’s Site

YouTube Press Several days after pulling the plug on the website of Egyptian blogger, Wael Abbas, YouTube has told Arab Media & Society that it is restoring Abbas’ account. The video website, recently purchased by Google, cancelled Abbas’ service earlier this week without notice. The apparent reason was that the …

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Iraq: Three new Iraqi satellite television channels noted

BBC Monitoring The following three new Iraqi satellite television channels were observed on 28 November: Afaq Satellite Channel Afaq [Horizons] satellite channel, a new Iraqi television channel, has started transmission via the Atlantic Bird 4 satellite located at 7 degrees west and the Eutelsat W6 satellite, located at 21 degrees …

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