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Ukraine TV channel “systematically jammed”

October 8, 2014

BBC Monitoring is reporting that Ukrainian channel Inter TV is having its news bulletins and political talk shows “systematically jammed”.

A correspondent for the channel said that the State Centre for Radio Frequencies had confirmed that the channel’s signal was being jammed at the stage of transmission to the satellite using a “vehicle with a satellite dish on the roof”. Activists suggested that the channel, which has traditionally one of the of the country’s most watched, was being targeted due to its support for the Ukrainian army and “resistance to the aggressor”. The Security Service of Ukraine has promised to track down the source of the interference.

The jamming started on August 28th.

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