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Are Flagpoles in Iran Communication Jamming Machines?

The Iranian government has always been sensitive to Persian satellite TV programs beamed from various Western countries into Iran, in particular from the United States. While some Iranian TV programs by the diaspora advocate regime change in Iran, some offer merely entertaining programs including the latest TV series from Turkey, South America and the United States, where love, sex, and homosexuality are openly on display. The Iranian leadership views all such TV programs as subversive, decadent, and against its Islamic values. A new report by Lisa Daftari of Fox News reveals how the Iranian government has taken its efforts to the next level in fighting Persian TV broadcasts from outside the country with potential deadly consequences for average Iranians. You can read Ms. Daftari’s piece here.


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Reza Akhlaghi
Reza Akhlaghi

For close to seven years, Reza Akhlaghi was a Senior Blogger and Editor at the FPA Blogs. Reza produced FPA's 'Candid Discussions'; interviews with influential policy makers, writers, and media personalities in the field of foreign policy and international security.

Reza holds a Double Major BA Honors in English Literature and Communication Studies from York University in Toronto; an MA degree in Communication Studies from the University of Calgary in Alberta; and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Reza is fluent in Persian, Turkish, and English, and has working knowledge of Korean. He tweets from @RezaAkhlaghi

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