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Monday Oct 31, 2011
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'OfCom reflects intellectual terrorism'
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:7AM
The majority of respondents to a new survey view the effort by Britain's Office of Communications (OfCom) to remove Press TV from the Sky platform as "an instance of intellectual terrorism."
The poll, conducted by Press TV, indicates that 52 percent of the participants believe the recent last-ditch effort by the OfCom was an instance of intellectual terrorism.
Some 23 percent said the move cannot stop the flow of information regarding the true nature of the British government.
According to the survey, 16 percent of respondents think that OfCom's decision reflected the duplicity of the British regulator in treating similar media outlets within the UK.
OfCom has decided to remove the Iranian English-language news channel from the Sky platform under the pretext that Press TV made administrative errors in its application for a license in 2007.
However, media observers say the alleged administrative issues are merely a pretext to remove the satellite channel off the air.
"It is clearly not about administrative problems. It is about stopping an alternative viewpoint," said Lindsey German from Stop the War Coalition.
The latest poll was conducted by Press TV with 6,811 individuals participating in it from October 15 to October 30.
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