Name: Saudi Arabian Satellite Dish Ban

Date:  1985 - 1995

Location:  Middle East and Caucasus

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion , Religious


Artist: n/a

Confronting Bodies: Saudi Arabian Ministry of Information

Date of Action: March 1994

Specific Location

Description of Artwork: Anything which can be picked up by a satellite dish.

Description of Incident: The Ministry of Information initiated a complete ban on import and manufacture of satellite dishes and all associated parts (e.g. decoders) with violaters being fined up to $133,000.

Results of Incident: Opposition is unknown.

Source: Rocky Mountain News (AP) March 12, 1994

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