May 11, 2006

'BBC ban not political'

"BBC has not been filtered due to political reasons," said Jalal Yahya Zade, a member of Iran’s seventh parliament’s cultural commission.

According to Yahya Zadeh, who was reporting on his meetings with Iran’s committee for filtering websites, this committee had shown him couple of documents and evidence about BBC’s violations of “free information circulation.”

He emphasized that Iran’s authorities admitted that despite all those violations, they would be ready to allow BBC to continue its activities same as before, only if BBC complies with the “related commitments and regulations.”

Answering what “commitments and regulations” BBC should comply with, Meybody said in a nutshell that they should work in the "right way," i.e. should not act destructive or cross the redlines.

Source: ILNA

Posted at May 11, 2006 12:37 PM