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Two new witnesses testify in Josat hearing

By Petra - Nov 28,2012 - Last updated at Nov 28,2012

AMMAN — Audiovisual Commission Director General Amjad Qadi and Maen Anaswah, an employee at the commission, testified before the Amman Criminal Court on Wednesday in the Josat satellite channel case.

The channel is charged with incitement against the regime, undermining the King’s dignity and the status of an official institution, in addition to violating Article 22 of the Audiovisual Law.

The private TV station had allegedly stopped broadcasting in July this year, due to financial issues with the company that owns NileSat.

At the time, the government denied media reports that the Audiovisual Commission was responsible for suspending the channel’s transmission.

Josat disputed the government’s claims, saying that the commission suspended the channel’s transmission after it broadcast a political talk show on local affairs. 

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