Signal Jamming

As we talk about global media, censorship, and media as an agent of diplomacy, here is a current example of all that in real-time.

On Monday, Al-Jazeera claimed that Egypt has been jamming their broadcast signal for the past seven weeks.  An excerpt from the Guardian article follows:

“It has also been blamed for blocking the broadcaster from sending out raw TV feeds on the Egyptian crisis to other broadcasters.

The Qatar-based channel’s head of teleport, Ibrahim Nassar, told MediaGuardian it has pinpointed four different locations for the source of jamming after commissioning an interference detection company, Integral Systems Europe, to investigate the problem. Three of these were east of Cairo and one was in the desert west of the capital.”

 

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