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TELECOMMUNICATION CONVENTION. DECEMBER 9, 1932. § 2. However, they reserve the right to communicate international correspondence to the proper authorities, in order to insure either thn application of their internal legislation, or the execution of inter- national conventions, to which the governments concerned are parties. ARTICLE 25 Cont;t'itution, Operat'ion, and Protection oj the Telecommunication Insta:Zations and Ohannels 2413 §Th ' . .h h h Channe!" and instal- l. e contractmg governments, m agreement Wit t e ot er lations. contracting governments concerned, shall establish, under the best technical conditions, the channels and installations necessary to carry on the rapid and uuinterrupted exchange of telecommunications in the international service. § 2. So far as possible, these channels and installations must be /)J1eration. operated by the best methods and procedures which the practice of the service shall have made known; they must be maintained con- stantly in operating condition and kept abreast of scientific and technical progress. § 3. The contracting governments shall insure the protection of l'rote"i,m. these channels and installations within the limits of their respective action. §4 Unl th dit' I 'ddb' 1

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. ess 0 er con IOns are al own y speCla arrangements, ternal ~N\'ke l'ODdu<" - each contracting government shall, at its own expense, establish and tOT,. maintain the sections of international conductors included within the limits of the territory of its country. § 5. In the countries where certain telecommunication services are !'ri\"ate ag"IH ;e,. operated by private operating agencies recognized by the govern- ments, the above-mentioned obligations shall be undertaken by the private operating agencies. ARTICLE 26 Stoppage oj Telecommunications § 1. The contracting governments reserve the right to stop the rn~~i~~;1~~,Of telec'lrI\- transmission of any private telegram or radiotelegram which might appear dangerous to the safety of the state or contrary to the laws of the country, to public order, or to decency, provided that they im- mediately notify the office of origin of the stoppage of the said com- munication or of any part thereof, except when it might appear dan- gerous to the safety of the state to issue such notice. § 2. The contracting governments likewise reserve the right to Private lelephoDIl. ' , interrupt any private telephone communication which might appear dangerous to the safety of the state or contrary to the laws of the country, to public order, or to decency. ARTICLE 27 Suspension oj Service Each contracting government reserves the right to suspend the service of international telecommunication for an indefinite time if it deems necessary, either generally or only as regards certain connec-