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Thursday, December 8, 2011

'Israelis seek to silence Press TV'

Thu Dec 8, 2011 1:2PM GMT

The Israel lobby has unremittingly attempted to criminalize and ultimately silence Press TV in Britain and around the world, a former British MP tells Press TV.

"I know that, because my programs and donors have been the victims of that," said George Galloway, who also hosts London-based programs for Press TV.

He added that the Israelis are "the driving force" both in this instance and "the main engine in the overall attack against Iran."

I think we should stand and fight, Galloway noted, saying "the viewers want us to stand and fight."

However, he went on to say, "if in the last analysis we are taken off the Sky platform... They will not close us down. They will not silence Press TV."

Ofcom has recently announced that Press TV is required to pay a 100,000-pound fine and "broadcast a statement of Ofcom's findings on its service" over what it has claimed to be the breaching of its broadcasting codes.

Previously though, Ofcom had stated that it would not direct Press TV to broadcast a summary of its findings, after earlier threats of shutting down the channel and an even earlier position that any financial penalties would be suspended.


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