Statement of Culture and Information Ministry on withdrawal of Al Jazeera Mubasher license
Khartoum, Jan. 17 (SUNA) – In a statement it issued, the Ministry of Culture and Information stated that the decision to withdraw the license of Al-Jazeera Mubasher TV alone, rather than other satellite channels, came after several calls to the working staff to take into account professionalism and the public interest and to stop transmitting contents that are harmful to young people and violating to the values, ideals and ethics of the Sudanese people.
The statement referred to some scenes that were broadcast on the sidelines of the demonstrations currently taking place in the country, such as the phenomenon of nudity condemned by Sudanese society, inappropriate and indecent language and scenes of unruly elements in an abnormal situation.
The statement stressed that the political differences among the Sudanese shall not to be an approach to insult Sudan with scenes that reflect negative images of the country by publishing old pictures far from the reality of the current events, broadcasting indecent expressions that are offending to the citizens at home and abroad.
The statement stated that, in all parts of the world, there is no absolute freedom or direct television broadcasting of irrational behavior.
The statement indicated that the decision to withdraw the license was taken by the Ministry of Culture and Information due because the Foreign Information Council was annexed to the public administrations in the ministry, adding that the Press and Publications Council is not active at the present time and that its work is only confined to daily routine procedures.
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