Voice of Zimbabwe on Shortwave?

According to The Zimbabwean,

Voice of Zimbabwe, a subsidiary of the state-controlled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBH) was officially launched in the Midlands capital of Gweru on 30 July 2010.

Voice of Zimbabwe was established in 2007 and broadcasts on shortwave frequency.

As Kim Elliot points out, the Voice of Zimbabwe was created to counter other shortwave broadcasts directed to Zimbabwe (BBC, VOA, Shortwave Radio Africa, etc.).

Zimbabwe has state controlled broadcast media (on all radio bands within the country)–thus, shortwave broadcasts being heard from outside of Zimbabwe are somewhat of a lifeline for listeners.

That’s what we like about shortwave radio, it freely crosses national borders without regard to the political party in power.

So far, there have been no reports verifying that the Voice of Zimbabwe is actually broadcasting.

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