Mostar TV station off the air

MOSTAR, Feb 21, 2000 -- (RFE/RL) SFOR troops and engineers from the international community's Independent Media Commission (IMC) closed down the broadcasting facilities of Erotel in Mostar on February 17 at the request of the international community's Wolfgang Petritsch and the IMC, RFE/RL's South Slavic Service reported. The station had been broadcasting without a license.

Petritsch's spokesman said in Sarajevo that the move frees up a frequency for the new public television station for the mainly Croatian and Muslim federation. Croatian state-run television will continue to broadcast to Bosnia, Oslobodjenje reported. Croatian Foreign Minister Tonino Picula recently discussed the future of Erotel and the Croatian state broadcasts with Petritsch.

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