Denmark cancels ROJ TV’s broadcast permit
COPENHAGEN - HürriyetThe Danish Radio and Television Board has cancelled the broadcasting license of the ROJ TV station for two months for its alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Copenhagen City Court sentenced ROJ TV to pay a 400,000 Euro fine for making propaganda on behalf of the terrorist organization in January, but did not order the closure of the pro-Kurdish broadcaster. After this verdict, the Danish board requested a number of documents and video tapes of broadcasted programs from the channel to see whether it had indeed made propaganda for the PKK. The Danish board decided to cancel ROJ TV’s broadcasting license for two months after it failed to deliver the requested files.
The head of the board, Christian Scherfig, said ROJ TV had delivered only 52 percent of the documents asked for. He added that if the channel did not provide all the necessary files within the next two months, its broadcasting license might be cancelled permanently. Scherfig also stated that they had not come across any broadcasts encouraging violence or terror in the files sent by ROJ TV so far.