EU Urges Iran to Stop Censorship, Jamming of Satellite Services
[Satellite TODAY 03-25-10] European Union (EU) foreign ministers have called on Iran to cease censorship and jamming activities directed at satellite broadcasts coming from Europe, the EU announced March 24 at a meeting in Brussels.
The EU claims that Iran violated an international treaty and has been jamming satellite broadcasts from the BBC and VOA and restricting Iranian customer access to the Internet since late 2009.
Internet search engine Google redirected its search engine traffic in China to Hong Kong March 22 after it filed censorship and hacking complaints with the Chinese government. The EU said it has not made a decision on punitive action.
“We have not yet moved further forward in terms of what further actions to take. As you know, we remain very concerned about what is happening in Iran, and we remain very concerned to ensure the Security Council debate is able to take forward the issues more broadly of what needs to happen next,” EU spokeswoman Catherine Ashton said in a statement.