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British royal family demands the ban of Press TV activities

  1. Zubair Ahmed profile image73
    Zubair Ahmedposted 5 years ago

    The UK Office of Communications (Ofcom) has succumbed to the British royal family's demands to ban Press TV activities despite the news network's compliance with the law.

    The British media regulator's decision is considered to be an abuse of the UK media law and the result of mounting pressure on the organization by certain members of the royal family and government.

    As an alternative international media outlet, Press TV took pains to break the mainstream media's total silence on the violations of international law and human rights committed by the UK government at home and abroad.

    So where is FREEDOM of SPEECH now then?

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      'fraid the  British royal family can demand all they like but whether anybody will take any notice of them is a different matter.

      For a more balanced view see;-

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/no … n-press-tv

      1. Quilligrapher profile image90
        Quilligrapherposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I was very glad to see you enter this thread, John. With no link, I wasn’t sure how reliable the OP statement was. I thank you for shedding light on the subject.

        1. John Holden profile image60
          John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          The British royal family in the Queen, have very few powers. Making policy is not amongst those powers and generally they keep their opinions very much to themselves.

          You can be pretty sure that any claims about Royal demands are a load of squit.

          1. Zubair Ahmed profile image73
            Zubair Ahmedposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Hi John,

            Thank you for your response, just thought you might want to see this:

            http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/oc … ly-off-air
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fub91YUKD-0
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QurmzNAJK7w

            You see my friend in today's society information is easy to manipulate and present - but the difficulty for the individual is deciding which one to take as fact and which one discard is just that - information.

            Ta

            1. John Holden profile image60
              John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              So, one reference to a source that I'd already posted with nothing to back up your claim, and two vids from Press TV!

              As you say, and demonstrate, information is easy to manipulate.

              I do know that the British royal family have no political influence at all, even vaguely political comments have been shot down in flames in the past.

              1. Zubair Ahmed profile image73
                Zubair Ahmedposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                The URL you provided links to an article on the - Wednesday 30 November 2011 18.37 GMT.

                The link I have provided links to an article - Friday 14 October 2011 17.38 BST by the same reporter.

                You seem to think you know allot about the Royal family - I hope your right that the BRF do not have any political influence.

                1. John Holden profile image60
                  John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Yes, two separate articles that say much the same thing, and neither of them saying that the royal family influenced any decision by ofcom.

                  I don't actually know a great deal about the royal family, I do know that they have no political influence.

 
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