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Niyazov punishes TV station

OK, enough doom and gloom for now. Turkmenistan's massively eccentric leader, President-for-life Saparmurat Niyazov (best known for renaming the months and legislating the Ages of Man), has punished a local TV station for being too boring. The head of the state-run TV station, most of whose coverage was of Niyazov's speeches or smiling children singing songs of praise to him, was docked one (appropriately renamed) month's pay over the "low quality" of programming.

There are 4 comments on "Niyazov punishes TV station":

Posted by: TheCroakrrr Fri Sep 6 14:24:43 2002

The link's dead :(

Posted by: acb Fri Sep 6 15:38:08 2002

Typical; that's the ABC for you.

Posted by: mark Sat Sep 7 11:09:10 2002

The "just in" links disappear very quickly. The good news is that "just in" stories are repeated in the categories themselves; and the repeated articles *are* permanent.

Just guess to what category your favourite article belongs, look it up, and... voila!

Posted by: GJW Sun Sep 8 04:35:10 2002

The ABC could do a lot better with their news website; the search engine is pathetic, and a lot of stories that are read on the JJJ news never appear on the main ABC news site.