Information since 1991 on whether Iranian opposition groups operate television stations from Iraq [IRN23755.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

The following attachments, however, provide information on Iranian opposition radio broadcasting from Iraq: BBC Summary of World Broadcasts of 2 November 1995 on Voice of the al-Ahwaz Revolution; BBC Summary of 2 November 1995 on the Voice of the Mojahed; and BBC Summary of 28 March 1992 on a list of stations broadcasting "material hostile to the present government of Iran."

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 28 March 1992. "The Middle East, Africa and Latin America; Irregular and Clandestine Broadcasts: Iran." (NEXIS)


BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 2 November 1995a. "Voice of the al-Ahwaz Revolution; Arabic-Language Radio on 1044 kHz Now Identified as Voice of the al-Ahwaz Revolution." (NEXIS)

_____. 2 November 1995b. "Voice of the Mojahed; Observations on Mojahedin-e Khalq Radio." (NEXIS)

_____. 23 July 1993. "Clandestine, Unofficial and Satellite Broadcasts: Iran." (NEXIS)

_____. 28 March 1992. "The Middle East, Africa and Latin America; Irregular and Clandestine Broadcasts: Iran." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1995. 1996.

Encyclopedia of the Third World. 1992.

The Europa World Year Book 1995. 1995.

Farsoun, Samih K. and Mehrdad Mashayekhi (ed.). 1992. Iran: Political Culture in the Islamic Republic.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. January 1991 to May 1992, December 1994 to May 1995.

Hunter, Shireen T. 1992. Iran After Khomeini.

Index on Censorship [London]. Bi-monthly. January to June 1995, January to February 1996.

INS Resource Information Center, Washington, DC. January 1993. Information Packet Series: Iran.

News From Middle East Watch [New York]. Monthly. 1996.

The World's News Media: A Comprehensive Reference Guide. 1991.

On-line search of media sources.