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Satellite Jamming in Iran: A War Over Airwaves

Date: Tuesday 20th November 2012

Time: 6.00-7.30pm

Venue: Committee Room 8, House of Commons

This Foreign Policy Centre and Small Media event will launch and discuss the key findings of Small Media's new report "Satellite Jamming in Iran: A War Over Airwaves". Satellite jamming is a problematic reality in Iran. Satellite television provides one of the few access points to information and entertainment for Iranians that is not regulated by the authorities; however, for the Iranian government these channels are 'proof' of the West's engagement in a soft war against their rule. Satellite jamming is a key point of contention, not only between Iran and international broadcasting authorities, but also within Iran's ruling establishment. This event will bring together the voices of key players who are enmeshed in the war over the airwaves to present an overview of the situation and provide a valuable series of recommendations.


  • Mahmood Enayat, Founder, Small Media
  • Sadeq Saba, Head of BBC Persian
  • Tahirih Danesh, Senior Research Associate, Foreign Policy Centre
  • Mahmoud Tadjallimehr

Chair: Ben Wallace MP, Co-Chair All-Party Parliamentary Group on Iran

The event is free and open to all. The report will be available in hard copy and on USB sticks for attendees.

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Download Satellite Jamming in Iran: A War Over Airwaves event invite (130 kilobyte PDF)