Monday, May 12, 2003

SOMALIA: Puntland lifts broadcasting ban
NAIROBI, 12 MAY 2003(IRIN)--The authorities in the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland have restored the broadcasting license of the Somali Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) radio and television, based in the region's commercial capital, Bosaso, Puntland's acting information minister told IRIN on Monday.

Abdishakur Mire Aden said the SBC had been allowed to resume broadcasting after its owners petitioned the Puntland president, Col Abdullahi Yusuf. "The president has instructed my ministry to restore SBC's license, and we did so last week. They are free to operate in Puntland," Abdishakur said. MORE

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