TwitterKurds celebrate Kurdish TV station ruling
TwitterKurds celebrate Kurdish TV station rulingDanish court rules that Kurdish Roj TV promoted terrorism, but allows it to continue broadcasting.
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Kurdish television station Roj TV was found guilty of promoting terrorism by a Danish court on Tuesday. The ruling said that Roj TV had “uncritically disseminated” messages from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which the EU labels as a terrorist organization. While the two companies behind the station were each fined 65,000 Danish crowns ($11,000), the court chose not to revoke Roj TV’s broadcasting license.
Kurdish Twitter users, who chat with the hashtag #TwitterKurds, celebrated the decision to allow the station to continue broadcasting as victory for the Kurdish movement.
Al Jazeera’s Nigâr Hacızade put together this roundup of news from the courtroom in Copenhagen and opinions from around the web.