Cyprus: Update to Response to Information Request CYP21908.E of 19 October 1995 on whether in 1985 there was a Christian radio station broadcasting in Persian (Farsi)
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 October 1995|
|Citation / Document Symbol||CYP22145.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Cyprus: Update to Response to Information Request CYP21908.E of 19 October 1995 on whether in 1985 there was a Christian radio station broadcasting in Persian (Farsi), 1 October 1995, CYP22145.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aca060.html [accessed 20 April 2014]|
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In a 20 October 1995 letter addressed to the DIRB, the Press and Information Office of the Republic of Cyprus in Toronto stated that in the 1980s the following four radio relay stations were operational in Cyprus: an American station in Karavas, which is under Turkish rule; a BBC station in Zygi; SOMERA station in Paralimni (Protaras); and the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) in Dekelia Garrison. The letter adds that, "neither the [Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation] nor anyone else in Cyprus was involved in the creation of programming for the above stations" (20 Oct. 1995).
According to an official of the Press and Information Office of the Republic of Cyprus in Toronto, SOMERA is a Monacan station, that broadcasts in French (23 Oct. 1995). The official did not know whether it also broadcasts in other languages.
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.
Press and Information Office of the Republic of Cyprus, Toronto. 23 October 1995. Telephone interview with official.
_____. 20 October 1995. Letter addressed to the DIRB.