Thursday, September 18, 2014
Broadcasting of foreign TV channels that are not officially registered in Kazakhstan may be prohibited soon, Tengrinews reports citing Deputy Attorney General Andrey Kravchenko.
The topic has not been on the country's agenda for a while, but it is far from being new. The development was set into motion two years ago when the Law "On Television and Radio Broadcasting" was adopted on March 1, 2012. Among other things, it required foreign TV and radio channels to get register with an authorized body before March 1, 2013. Failure to comply with this rule was to result in exclusion from network and satellite broadcasting.
"We are now very concerned that almost half of the Russian channels operating in Kazakhstan remain unaccounted for our authorized state agency. They have to applied there and got registered. (...) And now we want to raise this issue to the government. We believe that the channels that have not registered with the authorized agency, should be prohibited from broadcasting in Kazakhstan," Kravchenko said during a Q&A session in the Kazakh Senate in the context of legal amendments relating to extremism and terrorism.
INC News, 18/09/2014-via Tengrinews
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Two doctors and a midwife have gone on trial in Argentina charged with kidnapping babies born in captivity to left-wing political prisoners during the 1976-83 military government. It is the first case of medical staff being tried for allegedly falsifying the babies' birth certificates. An estimated 500 children were stolen at birth from their mothers during what was known as the Dirty War.They were then given illegally to other families who raised them as their own.
The real parents were either killed or disappeared.
INC News, 18/09/2014-via BBC