Iran's Press TV Claims It is Being Banned in U.K.
LONDON-- Iran's English-language satellite broadcaster, Press TV, claims the U.K. is getting ready to pull the station off the air, although the regulator involved denies any decision has been made.
The threat of sanction has been hanging over Press TV since May, when regulator Ofcom found that the station had broken broadcasting rules by airing a 2009 interview with then-detained journalist Maziar Bahari.
Bahari had been jailed as a suspected spy following Iran's disputed presidential elections and said his interview had been scripted by his captors, who threatened to execute him unless he cooperated.
Ofcom ruled that Press TV never made it clear Bahari was under duress and unfairly suggested he was biased. A punishment is due to be announced in the coming weeks.