Russia Blocks Ukrainian Radio Broadcast in Crimea
With these actions, Russia ignored the International Telecommunication Convention in 1947 and by the UN General Assembly in 1950, which condemned the jamming of radio signals
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Ukrainian radio stations broadcasts’ are almost completely blocked in occupied Crimea.
According to the results of radio monitoring in 19 Crimean settlements, the Ukrainian radio signal is partially or completely blocked by Russian radio stations.
“The Russian authorities have practically blocked Ukrainian FM broadcasting on the peninsula, illegally capturing Ukrainian radio frequencies and effectively depriving citizens of Ukraine of access to information from independent Ukrainian stations,” Crimean Human Rights Group report said, Focus reported.
Human rights activists said that with these actions, Russia ignored the International Telecommunication Convention in 1947 and by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950, which condemned the jamming of radio signals.
“The information isolation of Crimea, which is constantly increasing, not only grossly violates the freedom of speech, but also provides the state that occupies additional opportunities for further violation of human rights and freedoms on the peninsula,” the statement said.
Activists are calling for the radio-blocking to end.