Enhorabuena a Hispasat!

Dublin News last week was one of the very few agencies – besides Press TV, of course – to report this important step taken by the Spanish satellite operator Hispasat:

“Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has dropped broadcasts by two of Iranian state broadcaster IRIB’s channels because of EU sanctions against its chief, the Mehr news agency reported on Saturday.”

The decision follows previous measures undertaken by French company, EutelSat, and British company, Arqiva (which have been discussed at length in this previous post).

While its agenda is well-known (and we neither endorse nor reject it as such – that is not our mandate here), the NCRI provides some important background to this decision worthy of mention:

Iranian state broadcasters are known to be directed by a propaganda committee – Higher Policy Council – at IRIB under supervision from the office of Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, with participation from the presidential office, the parliament, and the judiciary.

Indeed, these are not your ‘average’ TV stations:

All programming is aimed at disseminating disinformation to serve Iran’s foreign and domestic policy goals to maintain the regime’s rule, defame its opposition, deceive foreign news sources, and signal false information to the world about Iran’s intent and positions. The state media has also been complicit in broadcasting confessions by torture victims and participating in the intimidation of the Iranian people.

Click here for the Spanish article… and here for the French article…

Targeted sanctions such as these put an important spoke in the wheels of Iran’s propaganda machine, well-oiled to promote its nuclear and broader ideological interests. This, too, is part of the conflict between Tehran and the west – we recommend the media sit up and take notice.

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4 comments on “Enhorabuena a Hispasat!
  1. […] highly critical of the ban on Iranian channels by European satellite companies (see previous posts here and here).   Unsurprisingly, these voices of disapproval find their […]

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