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Sudan plans restrictive broadcast law

August 12 - 2015 KHARTOUM
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The State Minister of Information has announced the government’s intention to draft a new law that will prohibit the Sudanese states from broadcasting local television programmes via satellite channels.

At a press conference at the Corinthia Hotel in Khartoum on Tuesday, State Minister Yasir Yousef said that his Ministry is working on a law that will restrict the selection of television broadcasts to the central authorities.

Yousef referred to a recent meeting in which Information Ministers of the states discussed the broadcast of local programmes without the knowledge of the authorities.

He stated that the government is seeking to deepen the debate on media issues, without exception, and stressed the need for a number of new laws regarding satellite broadcasts.


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