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Asre Iran criticizes Majlis rejection of bill on jamming frequencies that could harm public health

Thursday, 22 November 2012

According to Asre Iran, recent reports published by the directors of the Ministry of Health, Armed Forces and the Ministry of Communications presented at a Majlis Health Committee meeting stating that the broadcasts at frequencies sent to disrupt satellite broadcasts are not harmful to public health. A member of the  Majlis Health Committee further added that there was still no evidence that the jamming has health implications, and the Majlis therefore cannot approve a law against something based on theory alone. The question then asked was how can harm from jamming be further proven? Experts and doctors in Iran have already stated that these jammings are harmful to public health. What responsibility does the Majlis have in this regard? Would it not be logical to err on the side of caution on issues concerning public health? Does the Majlis need to sit by and wait until the devastating ramifications of jamming are discovered and only then approve a law that prevents these actions? Or do the Majlis representatives, who are the public’s representatives, think about the health of their constituents and ban jamming until otherwise proven?

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  • Published: 40 days ago on Thursday, 22 November 2012
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: November 22, 2012 @ 3:19 pm
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