Thursday, May 21, 2009
Something really disturbing is going on. First Khaddam's satellite TV station is jammed by person or persons unknown on hotbird. Then Ribal Al Assad's ANN satellite TV is jammed on Nilesat forcing it to switch to hotbird. Then ANN is jammed on hotbird forcing it off the air. These are Syrian opposition channels being jammed from Libya. If this continues we will see Iranian opposition channels forced off the air next - or Lebanese opposition - or whatever. This goes beyond sick - it is dangerous. Something has to be done about it as the very freedom of the press is at stake. I am not sure what the Libyan government is playing at but it is very unhealthy.