Iran's English language TV channel, Press TV, has become one of the latest victims of intellectual terrorism, as the British Office of Communications, Ofcom, desperately tries to silence the alternative news channel, a political analyst believes.Ismail Salami told Press TV that after failing to silence Tehran-based Press TV over a controversial interview with reporter Maziar Bahari while in custody in Tehran, Ofcom "has now decided that it should remove the channel from the SKY platform under the pretext that the content of the programs produced in Britain is supervised by the Office in Tehran." This is while Press TV has always introduced itself as being a Tehran-based TV channel. Salami believes that intellectual terrorism, or "any act of executing the spirit of truth or silencing the voice of justice," has been waged upon those who in one way or another, voice opposition to the violation of human rights and international law committed by the Zionist regime and governments supporting it. Salami says another victim of intellectual terrorism and media censorship is former CNN Senior Editor of Mideast Affairs, Octavia Nasr. Nasr "was dismissed in July 2010 simply because she had expressed in a Twitter message her respect and sympathy for the top Lebanese cleric Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah," he said. Although Nasr was later forced to redefine her words, she was still dismissed. The political analyst pointed to Senior White House reporter Helen Thomas, known as the Grand Dame of the White House, who also fell victim to intellectual terrorism, as she "was eventually compelled to kiss her career goodbye after she expressed her heartfelt opinion about Palestine and the Israelis". It is not difficult to understand the motives behind Ofcom's actions against Press TV, because the news channel has criticized British police brutality against student protesters, the "exorbitant expenditures of the royal wedding," and most importantly, it has always criticized the Zionist regime and supported the Palestinian cause.