Friday, November 28, 2008

India bans CNN from live broadcasting

CNN have been refused a licence by Indian authorities to broadcast Live pictures via satellite from the country. TV anchor Becky Anderson told viewers that the refusal of a permit that the news broadcaster was only able to bring reports via phone. It is a clear instance of selective censorship as both the BBC and Sky are broadcasting unimpeded from outside the Oberoi and Taj hotels as well as from the location of the Jewish Community Centre.

CNN-IBN’s feed was still available via the Internet [Stream-1 / Stream-2] but it appears CNN International are unable to relay the pictures themselves. CNN has often had difficulties in broadcasting from trouble spots around the world. During both Gulf Wars the news organisation was banned from the country and Zimbabwe continues to exclude the broadcaster.

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