Skip to comments.Iran jams BBC's Persian TV service
Posted on 02/11/2011 9:49:57 AM PST by OldDeckHand
The BBC's Persian TV service is being jammed from within Iran due to its coverage of the unrest in Egypt.
It appears that the trigger point was a joint broadcast on Wednesday by the corporation's Persian and Arabic services in which Iranian and Egyptian callers exchanged views.
Many Iranian viewers said during the interactive programme that they were watching events unfold in Cairo extremely closely.
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Does anyone know if it's possible for a government to jam the satellite dish signal of a particular channel, if they don't have operational control of the transmission satellite - which I would presume Iran doesn't.
Hey Egypt, can you hear me now? Could this be the way Egypt uses its media? Only when the Mullahs say so?
I assume that we’re talking cable. When I was in China you could tell when CNN was running a segment about Falun gong cause the broadcast would go to “snow”.
They’re talking about Iran, not Egypt.
Yes, I know. I was pondering if these kind of things can happen to Egypt in the future.
Boy that will do a lot! NOT! I red somewhere that about 90% of young Iranians have internet access either at home or in the many cafes in Iran.I’m sure 99% of them had already heard or seen smething about this by the time to government tried to block it.
Maybe not the downlink, but likely the uplink.
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