Posted by: hevallo | February 22, 2011

>Roj TV, Kurdish Satellite Television in Turkey signal blocked by Turkey.

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güncelANF 22.02.2011- Kurdish satellite television RojTV condemned Turkish government for illegally blocking its broadcasts in various Kurdish cities. There are reports in the last few weeks that the Turkish Government appears to have cut off access to the station by jamming satellite signals. RojTV’s signal has been completely blocked off in several cities throughout Northern Kurdistan such as Diyarbakir, Van, Hakkari, Iğdır, Kars, Erzurum, Bitlis, Muş.

Experts claim that jamming transponders on a commercial satellite is a relatively easy thing to do with the available modern technology. Such a method effectively blocks satellite signals and disallows viewers from watching satellite stations cut off.

RojTV released a statement condemning the blockage and said it’s working on methods to broadcast to Northern Kurdistan.

“As it’s a well known fact Turkish state is attacking our channel and trying to block it for some time. Despite the international diplomatic efforts and attacks failed Turkish state is insisting to block our broadcasts. It’s obvious that Turkish government is disturbed by the broadcasts of our television. Turkish government is trying to provoke the process before March and general election” the statement said.

RojTV said the Turkish government is giving signals of its plans against Kurdish people in the near future with this blockage attempt.

The statement said that the blockage is an attempt to silence the Kurdish media and condemned such efforts.

Turkish government ordered shut down of various Kurdish newspapers and magazines for several times since 2008.

Last week Firat News Agency’s website was a target of DDOS attacks which is originating from Turkey. The website was down for about a week.

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