ABC TV's May 6 broadcast of documentary about Uygher leader could affect Australia Network access in China.

Posted: 18 Apr 2010   Print   Send a link
Encore Magazine (Sydney), 16 Apr 2010: "ABC TV has scheduled the television premiere of the controversial documentary about Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer The 10 Conditions of Love for May 6. A media release from DVD distributor Umbrella Entertainment anticipated that 'the ABC’s decision to screen the film is certain to cause renewed controversy with Beijing at at time when ABC’s Australia Network is believed to be seeking permission to broadcast into China'. The public broadcaster’s decision follows last February’s controversy where a newspaper suggested the ABC had cancelled the broadcast due to pressure from China. The claims were dismissed by ABC MD Mark Scott." See previous post about same subject.