Sky ban like a Soviet gag: Fifield

Original article by Samantha Hutchinson
The Australian – Page: 4 : 17-Aug-18

The Victorian Government’s decision to ban Sky News content from video screens on Melbourne train station platforms has been criticised by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield. Fifield has likened the state’s ban to the censorship policies of the Soviet Union, and says it undermines media reforms which are aimed at ensuring the viability of Australia’s media industry. The ban was imposed in response to a Sky News interview with far-right extremist Blair Cottrell, which Sky claims was not broadcast on train station platforms.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF COMMUNICATIONS AND THE ARTS, SKY NEWS, VICTORIA. DEPT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, JOBS, TRANSPORT AND RESOURCES, METRO TRAINS MELBOURNE PTY LTD, TRANSPORT FOR VICTORIA, PUBLIC TRANSPORT VICTORIA (PTV)

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