EU: Iran Must Stop Censoring Internet and Television
Published by Austrian daily newspaper “Der Standard” on 20. March 2010
Source (German): http://derstandard.at/1269045500593/EU-Iran-soll-Internet–und-TV-Zensur-stoppen
English translation by @germantoenglish
An export ban on equipment of Siemens and Nokia is considered possible
Initially, it was not clear which measures the EU could take. According to an article recently published in the French newspaper “Le Figaro”, an export ban on technology provided by companies like Siemens and Nokia that enabled the Iranian government to filter e-mails and eavesdrop mobile phone calls could be a possible move. Moreover, the French satellite operator Eutelsat, which is particularly affected by the jamming, could block the transmission of Iranian programs to other countries.
In December 2009, Iran started to jam foreign satellite transmissions, and increased the jamming prior to the celebrations on the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in February. At that time, nearly 70 foreign radio and television stations that transmit via Eutelsat were jammed.