TS News - Independent TV On Air In Bosnia
From: email@example.com (Martyn Williams)
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 11:15:54 +0900
From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Sep 10 22: 33:31 1996
TELE-satellit News, 11 September 1996
Independent TV On Air In Bosnia
SARAJEVO, Bosnia, 96/09/11 (OMRI) -- Open Broadcast Network began
broadcasting on 7 September, after delays caused by all Bosnian parties'
unwillingness to cooperate, AFP reported the next day. The network --
established by the Office of the High Representative, the leading civic
agency in Bosnia -- is designed to bring together five existing independent
channels in the Bosnian federation.
But disagreements over a basic program concept are already noticeable.
Heads of the local television stations that joined the OBN fear it will
become a new organization employing new journalists, while destroying
existing stations, Oslobodjenje reported on 10 September. Meanwhile, Tuzla's
mayor Selim Beslagic closed down the town's local television station for
unknown reasons, local media reported.
By: Daria Sito Sucic
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