A committee represented by three Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) ministries has been formed to block the transmission of a new Islamic State (IS) radio station that is broadcasting around the northern Iraqi province of Mosul.
Halgurd Jundiani, of the KRG’s Ministry of Culture and Youth, told BasNews, “We have blocked IS radio broadcasting in the Kurdistan Region and we’re trying to do the same in other areas of Mosul Province.
“The IS radio station was part of the Iraqi Media Network in Mosul. After IS took control of the city last year they started to spread their own propaganda through the network.”
The radio broadcast is currently reaching sensitive areas around Mosul Province such as the Domiz refugee camp and villages.
The KRG official explained, “We have not let the IS broadcast reach the Kurdistan Region. As for other places around Mosul, the KRG has put together a committee from three ministries – Interior, Culture and Communication – to tackle this issue and stop the broadcast next week.
“The KRG has already asked international coalition forces to locate and target the radio station.”
IS established the broadcasts to spread radicalism and propaganda against the Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi security forces. The KRG has jammed the station in the Kurdistan Region.