Iran's Press TV off air in North America


Iran's state-run news network Press TV has been taken off air in North America, the English-language television station says on its website.

In what the network called "another flagrant violation of freedom of speech," the Galaxy 19 satellite platform removed the two Iranian channels Press TV and iFilm, preventing their being broadcast in the United States and Canada.

In January, the Spanish government also ordered the Press-TV-affiliated Spanish language channel Hispan to stop broadcast on the Hotbird satellite platform.

Iran's state-run television network IRIB launched Press TV, Hispan and Arabic-language news channel al-Alam in order to reach a wider global audience for its ideological standpoints.

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