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Iran uncomfortable with new television channel

An article in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/20/world/middleeast/20afghan.html?_r=1&ref=middleeast) reports that a Rupert Murdoch-owned Farsi1 television channel is drawing ire in Iran.  Recently, the stations website was hacked into and an ominous message was posted warning against intrusion of Iranian family values.

The campaign against Farsi1 illustrates the growing fear among Iranian leaders over the intrusion of private broadcasters onto the country’s airwaves, which is challenging the state’s monopoly over the flow of information.

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