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RFE/RL Reports Interference With Its Signal To Azerbaijan

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WASHINGTON – RFE/RL has documented a pattern of disruption of its satellite news programming to Azerbaijan that could indicate a new level of deliberate interference, a practice known as jamming. The practice is a violation of international telecommunications regulations. Since April 28, 2013, RFE/RL’s weekly Read more »

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BBG’s Censorship Circumvention on Display at Two Events

Andre Mendes demonstrates new innovations in censorship circumvention at the Public Diplomacy Council.

Recently, André Mendes, CIO/CTO for the Broadcasting Board of Governors, spoke at two high-profile events which focused on the BBG’s use of cutting-edge technology to circumvent Internet censorship. On Monday, March 1, Mendes briefed the University of Southern California-Public Diplomacy Council’s lunchtime forum on the Read more »

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EBU Joins Condemnation of Jamming

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The European Broadcasting Union has joined the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and other international broadcasters in condemning the deliberate jamming of satellite signals across Europe and the Middle East. “Access to information is a universal human right and an essential component for democracy. We Read more »

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US, European Broadcasters Condemn Jamming From Syria

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Washington, D.C. — Major US and European broadcasters are charging that deliberate electronic interference, known as jamming, that has intermittently disrupted satellite signals across Europe and the Middle East since the start of this week is emanating from Syria. The jamming has hit satellites operated Read more »

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Iranian Jamming Disrupts U.S. International Broadcasting Across Several Continents

Jamming began as Iranians, like those in this AP Image in central Tehran, protested falling currency exchange rates.

Washington, D.C. — Iranian jamming of U.S. government-sponsored news and information programs disrupted broadcasts from Morocco to Eastern Europe to Indonesia, the Broadcasting Board of Governors has found. Satellite operator Eutelsat confirmed that the intermittent jamming was coming from inside Iran. This most recent episode of Read more »

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Board Condemns Jamming of Broadcasts to Iran

Washington, D.C. —   U.S. international broadcasting signals to Iran are once again being jammed, possibly in connection with street demonstrations and arrests there, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned the resumption of interference in its programming for Iranians. “The jamming of news delivered Read more »

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Many Iranian Officials Acknowledge Satellite Jamming; No One Seems To Know Who’s Behind It

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In her Persian Letters blog, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Golnaz Esfandiari writes that while acknowledging the existence of satellite jamming, Iranian officials seem quick to play the “not me” card… Significant satellite television usage continues in Iran. Reuters photo. Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Read more »

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New Pressure on Jammers of International Broadcasts

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has called upon the world’s nations to take “necessary actions” to stop intentional interference with satellite transmissions. The change in ITU regulations, which was approved at the just-concluded World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) in Geneva, Switzerland, came after numerous complaints that Read more »

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VOA Director Condemns Iranian Satellite Jamming

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Washington, D.C. — VOA Director David Ensor has condemned Iranian satellite jamming in a new blog posted on the Voice of America Public Relations webpage, www.insidevoa.com. From the VOA Director: Satellites are extraordinary devices, hovering quietly above the earth, beaming everyone’s favorite TV shows into Read more »

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International Broadcasters Call for End of Satellite Jamming

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Geneva, Switzerland — Five of the largest international broadcasters have called upon delegates now convening in Geneva for an international treaty-making conference to address the problem of intentional interference with satellite transmissions. The practice, known as “satellite uplink jamming,” seeks to disrupt international broadcast coverage. Read more »

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