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US accuses Iran of jamming radio, TV broadcasts in Europe

Last Updated: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 16:36

London: The US government-appointed body, which oversees the Voice of America and other US-sponsored broadcasts, has accused Iran of jamming radio and television programming in the Middle East and eastern Europe amid protests in Iran over the Iranian currency crisis.

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) in the US has claimed that the jamming is coming from inside Iran and is in violation of the international telecommunications regulations, the Daily Express reports.

According to the report, BBG said that the interference, which began on Wednesday, is affecting VOA``s Persian service, along with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty`s and Farsi-language programming from Radio Farda.

“The jamming is also affecting the BBC,” BBG said in a statement.
The board said the jamming was affecting satellite transponders operated by the Paris-based European satellite Eutelsat and had blocked programming not only to Iran but also broadcasts aimed at people in Georgia, Armenia, Bosnia and Korea, the report said.


First Published: Friday, October 5, 2012 - 16:36

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