Category Archives: Clandestine

SWRA to end shortwave broadcasts

The clandestine station, Shortwave Radio Africa, announced today that it will end shortwave radio broadcasts to Zimbabwe. As we’ve posted before, Zimbabwe is a country that does not exactly embrace free press. Indeed, Mugabe has even been known to order the confiscation of self-powered … Continue reading

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Homemade radios: a voice of hope in North Korea

Many thanks to SWLing Post readers Anil and Monty for sharing this report from CNN International:

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Radio Erena would like to reach a broader audience with shortwave

This is a fascinating video about how one Paris based clandestine radio station gets an independent voice into the only country in the world that rivals North Korea for a lack of press freedom: Eritrea. Radio Erena currently uses satellite … Continue reading

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Shortwave radio: the secret item found in many North Korean homes

I’m not surprised to find that North Korean families hide shortwave radios. After all, if it’s well hidden, and listened to privately, there is no way the government can monitor what is heard on shortwave, nor trace it back to the … Continue reading

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Radio Free Sarawak is back on the air!

Thanks to Rob Wagner’s blog, The Mount Evelyn DX Report, I just learned that the clandestine station, Radio Free Sarawak, is back on the air after declaring a break on May 8, 2013 (see our previous post). Radio Free Sarawak … Continue reading

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Radio Free Sarawak takes a break

The clandestine station Radio Free Sarawak–who we most recently mentioned in connection with the Malaysian elections–has announced that they are going off the air.  There is a note of finality in their announcement (below), yet they do leave some ambiguity … Continue reading

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All Africa: Digital Did Not Kill the Radio Star

This is a brilliant article on the importance and relevance of radio by David Smith with All Africa.  Below you’ll find some quotes, but it must be read in its entirety: (Source: All Africa) By David Smith Radio threatens many of … Continue reading

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