Indonesia to enforce live news ban

Gov limits b'casting from foreign sources

JAKARTA — The Indonesian government will enforce a law banning TV and radio stations from broadcasting live news stories from foreign sources such as the BBC, VOA and Deutsche Welle, from Feb. 5, Minister of Communications Sofyan Djalil said on Monday.

Passed last year, the law was opposed by local media because it undermines freedom of information. A number of radio and TV stations will be affected.

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