The Al-Jazeera news network suffered deliberate interference to its [satellite] signals on 23 December, preventing many viewers from watching its broadcasts.
The network’s management announced new frequencies for the channel: via Nilesat on 11564 and 10853 [MHz], horizontal [polarization], 27500 [symbol rate], 3/4 [FEC]; and via Arabsat on 10890 vertical, 27500, 3/4.
By the evening of 23 December, the network had been unable to discover the source of the interference that was interrupting broadcasts via both satellites. A source close to the network said that the source of the interference was most likely Syria, based on Al-Jazeera’s coverage of the events there, which attracted international attention over the coverage of demonstrations and the repressive acts that are being exercised against rebels.
Al-Jazeera is being prevented from covering events, and counter-media campaigns target its staff. Three months ago, Al-Jazeera adopted new frequencies on the Nilesat and Arabsat satellites. The signal interference that the channel is suffering this time coincides with the painful and bloody events that the Syrian people are being subjected to during their revolt, especially after the network has shown over the past months a number of clips that reveal the actual torture and intentional murder of the unarmed rebels by the Syrian authorities.
[Passage omitted: Al-Jazeera jammed during Egyptian, Libyan uprisings]
(Source: Al-Rayah website, Doha, in Arabic 24 Dec 11 via BBC Monitoring)