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Indian news channel fined in UK for hate speech about Pakistan

Ofcom imposes £20,000 penalty on Republic TV for highly derogatory comments on talk show

A rightwing Indian news channel known for its strong pro-government stance and firebrand host has been fined by UK regulator Ofcom for broadcasting hate speech about Pakistan.

Republic TV was fined £20,000 for airing a segment on its UK service, which conveyed the view that all Pakistani people are terrorists, including “their scientists, doctors, their leaders, politicians […] Even their sports people”.

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