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China bans BBC World News broadcast in country over inappropriate content

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Last week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry demanded a public apology from BBC World News for "implausible news and politicization of the new coronavirus pandemic ".

China bans BBC World News broadcast in country over inappropriate content

The State Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) of the PRC announced today the termination of the broadcasting of BBC World News in China due to serious violations of the requirements for the content of reporting.

As stated in the department, the reports of the BBC World News channel about China seriously violated the rules of regulation of television and radio broadcasting and broadcasting rules for foreign satellite TV channels, in particular the requirements for reliability and impartiality, and thereby jeopardized the national interests and unity of the peoples of China .

"Since the channel violated the requirements for broadcasting foreign TV channels in China, the BBC World News channel is now prohibited from providing services in the PRC. The State Administration of Radio and Television of the PRC will not take into consideration the TV channel's application to continue broadcasting for another year, " - stated in the statement of the department.

As reported last week, British media regulator Ofcom revoked the license of Chinese CGTN, which broadcasts in English. As specified in the released statement, the license holder of Star China Media Limited allegedly does not control the editorial policy of this TV company and thereby violates UK law.

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