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July 24, 2013 0

Iran’s Anti-Semitic Press TV Now Live Streaming On YouTube

Update — Sep­tem­ber 18, 2013: His­pan TV, Iran’s Spanish-language net­work, fol­lows Press TV’s exam­ple by start­ing a live stream fea­ture on YouTube

Update — August 8, 2013: Press TV news­room direc­tor Hamid Reza Emadi today announced the cre­ation of a new YouTube chan­nel, one week after Press TV’s account had been sus­pended by the video shar­ing web­site. Press TV’s new chan­nel does not include the live stream fea­ture which appeared on their pre­vi­ous channel.

Press TV, the Iran­ian government’s English-language satel­lite news net­work that pro­motes anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries, has begun to live stream its media con­tent on the pop­u­lar video shar­ing web­site, YouTube. press-tv-youtube-live-anti-semitism

Press TV’s live YouTube feed, which orig­i­nates from the offi­cial Press TV Global News chan­nel, went live on July 23. Links to the YouTube page are pro­moted on Press TV’s Eng­lish– and Farsi– lan­guage websites.

The sta­tions broad­cast on YouTube comes at a time when the United States, the Euro­pean Union and other in the inter­na­tion­ally com­mu­nity are seek­ing to iso­late Iran by block­ing satel­lite trans­mis­sions by the Islamic Repub­lic of Iran Broad­cast­ing (IRIB), Iran’s state broad­caster that pro­duces Press TV.

While users have been able to access Press TV’s live stream directly through the network’s web­site, YouTube pro­vides the net­work a pop­u­lar new plat­form to dis­sem­i­nate its anti-Semitic con­spir­acy the­o­ries to a world­wide audience.

Since E.U. and U.S. sanc­tions went into effect, IRIB and sup­port­ers of the Iran­ian regime have tried to bypass sanc­tions by pro­vid­ing lives feeds through iPhone and iPad apps and through inter­net stream­ing directly on the net­works’ websites.

ADL has con­tacted YouTube regard­ing con­cerns about Press TV using YouTube as a con­duit for the per­va­sive anti-Semitism the Iran­ian media out­let is known for.

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