YPC Weekly Newsletter

2005


“LIBERTY” JAMMED?

On November 27, 28 and 29 the broadcasts of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Armenian Service on the air of Public Radio of Armenia was accompanied by strong
noise and clutter.

On November 28 the web site of the Public Radio (www.armradio.am) displayed
a communication that PRA programs with no problem are aired on all its channels,
but for 107.6 MHz. On this very frequency the ORA First Program and RFE/RL Armenian
Service are aired. According to the PRA, the technical problems are probably
due to the fact that a new transmitter has recently been installed at FM 107.6.

Meanwhile, the Armenian press voiced a hypothesis that in this manner the opinions
of opposition figures on the November 27 referendum on draft amendments to the
RA Constitution were “jammed”.