EU vows to end Iranian state censorship

Iranian authorities have cracked down on the media since last June protests. (AFP)

European Union foreign ministers agreed yesterday to act to put an end to Iranian state censorship, saying the jamming of satellite broadcasts and internet controls are "unacceptable".

Europe "calls on the Iranian authorities to stop the jamming of satellite broadcasting and internet censorship and to put an end to this electronic interference immediately", the foreign ministers said in an agreed text.

"The EU is determined to pursue these issues and to act with a view to put an end to this unacceptable situation."

Iranian authorities have cracked down on the media and arrested scores of journalists since anti-government protests erupted after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed re-election last June.

 

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