Shut Down Gaddafi State TV!
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Shut Down Gaddafi State TV!

    1. carol hillson
    2. Petition by

      carol hillson

      New York, NY

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July 2011

Victory

As the Gaddafi Regime lost its legitimacy through ongoing violence against the Libyan people, the country’s state run TV continued to broadcast rosy visions of reality and was used by the regime to incite violence against innocent Libyan civilians. Indeed, Gaddafi banned all media broadcasts inside Libya except for his state channels, which all rely on Nilesat satellites to broadcast... But Nilesat, an Egyptian company, refused to cut off Gaddafi’s TV.

Now, after dozens of organizations called on Nilesat to do the right thing, and more than 60,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world demanded action, Nilesat has finally been forced by a court in Cairo to stop transmitting all 14 Libyan state television channels!

Victory! Thanks so much to the tens of thousands who took action.

URGE NILESAT TO STOP BROADCASTING STATE TV INSIDE LIBYA!

The Gaddafi Regime has lost its legitimacy by orchestrating ongoing campaigns of violence and murder on Libyan people. Estimates of the death toll vary. According to Wikipedia it may be upwards of 6,000 while the Interim Government places it at over 8000. Yet State Run TV continues to broadcast and be used by the regime to incite violence against innocent Libyan civilians. Gaddafi has banned all media broadcasts inside Libya except for his 3 channels. They all rely on Nilesat satellites to broadcast.

Tell Nilesat to shut down Gaddafi TV!

UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and sanctions have been enacted with strong support from the international community. The sanctions include cutting off assets to the regime, travel bans and penalties on companies starting new business in the country.  Despite the sanctions Gaddafi continues to terrorize and murder civilians. Recently a no fly zone was put into place by the UNSC to protect the people from violent attacks by the Gaddafi regime and a likely massacre against the million people living in Benghazi. The no fly zone was enacted at the urging of the Arab League and the Libyan people themselves.

Despite these measures by the international community Nilesat and other corporations continue to provide a platform for the Gaddafi's regime to spread its terror propaganda to the Libyans citizens and people around the world. Furthermore, there have been reports from Libya that coded messages have been disseminated to Gaddafi’s mercenaries and security forces via Al-Jamahirya satellite TV channel. Please tell these corporate service providers to stop broadcasting all of the Gaddafi regime’s satellite channels immediately. Tell them to stand with the international community and do their part to protect the Libyan people.

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    1. Victory! Gaddafi State TV Shut Down

      Sarah Ryan
      Campaigns Strategist and Coordinator

      As the Gaddafi Regime lost its legitimacy through ongoing violence against the Libyan people, the country’s state run TV continued to broadcast rosy visions of reality and was used by the regime to incite violence against innocent Libyan...

    2. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Libya rebels launch station to fight Gadhafi TV

    3. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Paul Wolfowitz speaks out again about NileSat

    4. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      AFP story on the Arab League's move to block Libyan State TV:

    5. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Further details: Arab League states meeting in Cairo asked the company operating the Arabsat satellite to stop transmitting the official Libyan TV channels. The Arab League owns the satellite. It was not clear when the decision would take effect.

    6. carol hillson
      Petition Organizer

      PROGRESS: Sources tell Al Jazeera Arabic that the Arab League have voted for Libyan TVs to be banned from all Arab owned satellites
      May16, 9:05pm post from AJE Blog:

    7. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      International Criminal Court prosecutors are seeking the arrest of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi over attacks on civilians.

    8. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Libya rebels strive to silence Gaddafi ‘propaganda’ TV

    9. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      NATO bombs Libyan State TV Headquarters:

    10. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      AFP: Libya rebels want Kadhafi 'propaganda' TV silenced

    11. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      US Treasury Sanctions Libyan State Broadcaster

    12. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Tweet from @LibyaNewMedia: That's why I personally consider Egypt a crucial partner for Gaddafi until they cut off his signal at Nilesat. #Egypt #jan25 #Libya

    13. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      After a NATO strike on a communications centre in Tripoli there were reports on twitter that Libyan State TV was of the air for a brief period of time

    14. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      The fact that Libyan state TV is still broadcasting is becoming a main critique of Operation Odyssey Dawn:

    15. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      British and French governments want to shut down Libyan State TV but are being blocked by China, Russia and India.

    16. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Qaddafi’s Handling of Media Shows Regime’s Flaws

    17. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Senators McCain and Lieberman call for Gaddafi TV to be taken off air

    18. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      State TV is not only beamed through television sets in people's homes but, incredibly, also in public.

    19. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Libyan state TV glosses over anti-Gaddafi revolt

    20. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Ben Smith at Politico covers the effort to get Libyan State TV shut down.

    21. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      "Reporters on Libyan state television reportedly calling [Eman al-Obaidi] a “whore”, a “traitor”, and worse."

    22. carol hillson
      Petition Organizer

      This morning I phoned Nilesat in Egypt and spoke with a person in marketing. It was a very cordial conversation. He was not aware of the petition (his email was not on the petition itself) so I told him about it and followed up by sending him links and other materials as to why we thought Nilesat should take this action. I will follow up in the next couple of days.

    23. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      For most Libyans, "the only source of information is state TV, which broadcasts an endless diet of martial music, marching soldiers and ecstatic crowds extolling Al Qathafi’s virtues."

    24. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Libyan state TV smears alleged rape victim

    25. carol hillson
      Petition Organizer

      Osha Gray Davidson of writes about the petition to Shut Down Gaddafi TV and about makes it easy for ordinary people to make the world a better place.

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    • Jeremy Padgett ALBERTVILLE, AL
      • over 3 years ago

      If we can help at our computers then maybe we won't have another Iraq on our hands support our troops

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    • louise conti SIGGIEWI, MALTA
      • over 3 years ago

      shut down gaddafi tv-

      dont give voice to the devil

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    • Gaute Thorsen KRISTIANSAND, NORWAY
      • over 3 years ago

      Stop the Deamon of slaughter and killing the masses of people who have their own voice.

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    • Monica Udras TALLINN, ESTONIA
      • over 3 years ago

      Dear Egypt,

      I have loved Egypt and Egypt have loved me back. Please help suffering people in Libya by shutting down State TV.

      Monica Udras

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    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      The Gaddafi Regime has lost its legitimacy by orchestrating ongoing campaigns of violence and murder on Libyan people. Estimates of the death toll vary. According to Wikipedia it may be upwards of 6,000 while the Interim Government places it at over 8000. Yet State Run TV continues to broadcast and be used by the regime to incite violence against innocent Libyan civilians. Gaddafi has banned all media broadcasts inside Libya except for his 3 channels. They all rely on Nilesat satellites to broadcast.

      Tell Nilesat to shut down Gaddafi TV!

      UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and sanctions have been enacted with strong support from the international community. The sanctions include cutting off assets to the regime, travel bans and penalties on companies starting new business in the country. Despite the sanctions Gaddafi continues to terrorize and murder civilians. Recently a no fly zone was put into place by the UNSC to protect the people from violent attacks by the Gaddafi regime and a likely massacre against the million people living in Benghazi. The no fly zone was enacted at the urging of the Arab League and the Libyan people themselves.

      Despite these measures by the international community Nilesat and other corporations continue to provide a platform for the Gaddafi's regime to spread its terror propaganda to the Libyans citizens and people around the world. Furthermore, there have been reports from Libya that coded messages have been disseminated to Gaddafi’s mercenaries and security forces via Al-Jamahirya satellite TV channel. All corporate providers must stop broadcasting all of the Gaddafi regime’s satellite channels immediately. Stand with the international community and the people of Libya.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

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