Station bumped from Egyptian satellite; explanation is needed
April 8, 2008 12:00 PM ET
Dear Mr. Bassiouni,
The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express its deep concern about your company's decision to stop carrying the signal of the London-based Al-Hewar Television.
Nilesat, an Egyptian government-owned satellite transmission company, stopped carrying the channel on April 1 without warning or explanation, according to international news reports and Egypt-based journalists. The station remains accessible to viewers on the Atlantic Bird satellite system, according to news reports.
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