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AIB Condemns Satellite Jamming by Ethiopia

Earlier this month, Liliane Landor, acting Director of the BBC World Service Group, has joined directors from Deutsche Welle, France 24, and the US Broadcasting Board of Directors which oversees the Voice of America, in condemning Ethiopia for intentional jamming of the satellite broadcasts

The Ethiopian government has been condemned internationally for the flagrant violation of the clearly established international procedures on operating satellite equipment
The Ethiopian government has been condemned internationally for the flagrant violation of the clearly established international procedures on operating satellite equipment

By RadioWorld,

THE Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) has condemned the authorities in Ethiopia who are carrying out jamming of satellites operated by Arabsat and Eutelsat.

Programming from a range of regional and international broadcasters has been affected by jamming that technical research shows emanates from the territory of Ethiopia.

The jamming has affected AIB Members including the BBC, Deutsche Welle (DW), France 24 and Voice of America (VOA), as well as a number of other channels from the Middle East and North America.  Continue reading AIB Condemns Satellite Jamming by Ethiopia

Ethiopia Accused of International Airwaves Banditry

Satellite fleet operator Eutelsat alleges that a high-powered ground antenna located on Ethiopian territory has repeatedly jammed programming Eutelsat satellites. Arabsat of Saudi Arabia has made similar allegations, also pinpointing Ethiopia.

Pinpointing the source of intentional jamming …. Ethiopia becomes the leading International airwave bandit

By Peter B. de Selding,

SATELLITE fleet operator Eutelsat said intentional interference, which accounted for just 5 percent of the disruptions to its fleet in 2010, was responsible for 15 percent of the signal disruptions in 2013.

The tripling of intentional interference events, tied in part to the expansion of Eutelsat’s fleet serving Middle Eastern and African television audiences, is unlikely to drop in 2014 with the latest round of jamming by an unidentified source in Ethiopia.  Continue reading Ethiopia Accused of International Airwaves Banditry