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SW Radio Africa lost donor support

According to Radio VOP, SW Radio Africa’s closure is due to a loss of donor support. Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for the tip: (Source: Radio VOP) “London-based SW Radio Africa has been forced to cease broadcasting … Continue reading

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SW Radio Africa to close down August 10

Only a few weeks ago we mentioned that the clandestine station, SW Radio Africa, stopped broadcasting via shortwave. It appears now that SWRA will completely close down: (Source: Shortwave Radio Africa via Richard Cuff) “It is with regret that SW Radio Africa announces … Continue reading

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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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In Zimbabwe, “if you want to hear the truth…listen to Shortwave Radio Africa…listen to VOA”

This is a brilliant piece on the lack of press freedom in Zimbabwe and the importance of shortwave radio. It was broadcast yesterday on Weekend All Things Considered. Links to the show and audio are below. (Source: NPR) In Seke, … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe needs shortwave radio and text messages

From Journalism.co.uk: “We just need old media. We just need radio. We just need people to be allowed to listen to radio,” explains Gerry Jackson, the founder of Zimbabwean radio station SW Radio Africa (SWRA). “Shortwave and text messages are … Continue reading

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