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Bahrain bans Al-Jazeera TV
Television station accused of “violating” professional norms, according to state news agency.
May 19, 2010 4:29 by Samuel Potter
Authorities in Bahrain have banned Al-Jazeera television from operating in the kingdom for “violating” professional norms, reports Maktoob.com.
The Ministry of Culture and Information “decided to temporarily freeze the operations of the office of the Qatari satellite channel Al-Jazeera,” according to the BNA (the state news agency).
The report states the measure was in response to “violation of professional norms and not abiding by the laws and rules that regulate press and publishing.”
At present, the nature of the violations remains unclear.
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