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Constant interference in state radio station's broadcast signal during news and public affairs programmes

(IPYS/IFEX) - Since March 2007, the signal of state-run radio station YVKE Mundial for Caracas has suffered from interference. The motives for this are unknown; the problems, however, begin when the station broadcasts news or public affairs programmes, according to the station's director, Cristina Gonzáles. The journalist also stated that during the last week the signal has been interrupted, as happened for 14 hours on 10 May.

A commission made up of Radio Nacional de Venezuela (RNV), YVKE Mundial and the National Telecommunications Commission (Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones, CONATEL), is investigating these events in order to determine the motives.

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