Britain and France want UN sanctions against Libyan state TV - report
April 18th, 2011 - 9:01 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.
Sky News is reporting that the British and French governments want more UN sanctions against Libya but are being blocked by China, Russia and India. Sky News sources in New York say that among a range of extra measures sought is a proposal to add Libyan state TV to the list of Libyan companies with which it would become illegal to do business. The two governments argue that state TV is aiding the Gaddafi war aims by broadcasting propaganda.
Sky News notes that Libyan TV is partially broadcast via satellite companies Arab Sat, Nile Sat and Euro Sat [sic - they mean Eutelsat]. If it was listed, they could no longer accept payments from Tripoli. That might encourage the companies to consider whether to continue to carry the Libyan TV signal.
(Source: Sky News)