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    Iran Jams VOA's Satellite Broadcasts

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    The government-appointed board that oversees Voice of America and other U.S.-sponsored broadcasts has responded with outrage to the latest incidence of satellite jamming of international Persian-language broadcasts by the Iranian government, calling it "a deplorable violation of well-established international agreements."

    A statement this week by the Broadcasting Board of Governors said the jamming has disrupted broadcasts by VOA's Persian News Network, Radio Farda, and Radio Free Europe's Persian-language service. The BBC's Persian-language programming has also been affected.

    The statement said that the jamming coincided with reports of street demonstrations and arrests that took place this week as Iranians reacted to the collapse of the rial.

    The practice of deliberate interference with broadcast signals, known as “jamming,” is prohibited under rules of the International Telecommunications Union.

    Iranian state media has not commented on the jamming.

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    by: Anonymous
    October 07, 2012 4:58 PM
    The propaganda machines need unfettered access, LOL!!!

    by: sali12 from: Tehran, Iran
    October 06, 2012 5:46 AM
    I had terrible headache during 2 days of intense jamming, they don't give a **** about people's health, and just want to block free flow of information

    by: sara from: cali
    October 05, 2012 1:36 PM
    Well Britian and Germany have banned PressTV. So it's only a fair game.
    In Response

    by: SHER KHAN from: UNITED KINGDOM
    October 06, 2012 6:50 PM
    JAM ALL GARBAGE FROM THE WEST.
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    by: Farhad from: Canada
    October 06, 2012 1:42 PM
    Right on!

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