Liliane Landor, acting Director of the BBC World Service Group, has called on the Ethiopian authorities to stop jamming BBC broadcasts in the Middle East and North Africa.
Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) protests against the intentional jamming from Ethiopia currently affecting satellite reception of the TV programmes of DW and other international services in large parts of the Arab world.
Arab Satellite Communication Organisation (Arabsat) has announced that many TV channels on-board its fleet of satellites have been the subject of intentional jamming for the past week up to today.
Syria is believed to have joined Iran in jamming satellite frequencies of international broadcasters, affecting not only Arabic and Persian language broadcasts but also 25 broadcasters, who had to make contingency plans.
The BBC has confirmed that its Persian television service is being jammed from within Iran. It follows the outlet’s coverage of the political unrest within Egypt.
The BBC, Deutsche Welle and the Voice of America have condemned a new wave of jamming coinciding with the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.