To coincide with the United Nations “World Press Freedom Day” which was on 3 May, the BBC has issued a joint statement with a group of international broadcasters noting that the jamming of news broadcasts by certain nation states is damaging freedom.

Together with broadcasters in France, Australia, the United States, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands, the BBC has specifically concern that the ‘the jamming of satellite broadcasts has become a regular occurrence’ as regimes seek to block certain services in their countries.  In a statement, the broadcasters said: ‘Media freedom has not faced such a concerted campaign of disruption since the end of the Cold War.’

To coincide with the United Nations “World Press Freedom Day” which was on 3 May, the BBC has issued a joint statement with a group of international broadcasters noting that the jamming of news broadcasts by certain nation states is damaging freedom.

Together with broadcasters in France, Australia, the United States, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands, the BBC has specifically concern that the ‘the jamming of satellite broadcasts has become a regular occurrence’ as regimes seek to block certain services in their countries.  In a statement, the broadcasters said: ‘Media freedom has not faced such a concerted campaign of disruption since the end of the Cold War.’