RESPONSE: The courts’ decision not to renew the television channel’s broadcast license had nothing to do with press freedom, lawyer Huang Di-ying said
Date: Dec 13, 2020
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter, with CNA
It is not a press freedom issue and the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) should not spin it that way, lawyer Huang Di-ying (黃帝穎) said in a statement.
Citing “repeated violations of regulations and the failure of its internal discipline and control mechanisms,” the National Communications Commission (NCC) on Nov. 18 said that it would not renew CTi News’ broadcast license, which expired at 12am yesterday.
CTi has said that the decision was politically motivated, as the channel is known for being critical of the DPP government. [FULL STORY]