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Iran Jams VOA’s Satellite Broadcasts

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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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 says the jamming has […]

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North Korea Stops Jamming GPS Signals: Seoul

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say they are no longer detecting GPS jamming signals that affected hundreds of civilian flights into and out of the country over a two-week period. South Korea’s transport ministry confirmed to VOA that the signals, which originated from the North Korean border city of Kaesong, have not been noticed since late Sunday. […]

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GPS on Airline Flights Out of South Korea Jammed

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say more than 250 airline flights into and out of the country have experienced GPS signal jamming over the past few days. The transport ministry in Seoul says the interference began last Saturday and has affected flights out of the capital’s two main airports. It said the affected planes have relied on […]

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Iranian Human Rights Activists Criticize Tehran’s Satellite Jamming

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Two prominent Iranian human rights activists are calling on the European Union and United States to take action against European satellite companies who host Iranian state programming. Nobel Peace Prize winner and human-rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi and the director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran Hadi Ghaemi made the comments on Friday […]

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Iranian Human Rights Activists Criticize Tehran’s Satellite Jamming

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Two prominent Iranian human rights activists are calling on the European Union and United States to take action against European satellite companies who host Iranian state programming. Nobel Peace Prize winner and human-rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi and the director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran Hadi Ghaemi made the comments on Friday […]

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