Tag Archives: Why Shortwave Radio

BBC: Thailand TV and radio remains blacked out under military control

Many thanks to Andy who shares this article from BBC News. Here’s a clip: “The day after the military takeover in Thailand, television and radio remains blacked out and under military control. Instead, viewers and listeners are being fed a diet … Continue reading

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Thailand military suspends TV and radio programming

Thailand’s army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, declared a coup today (Thursday, May 22), and detained key party leaders while suspending the constitution in “a bid to restore order” after nearly six months of ant-government protests. General Prayuth Chan-ocha has also ordered … Continue reading

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Russian “clamps down” on US media, US to increase funding for RFE/VOA

This morning, I noticed the following press release from the US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG): Russia Clamps Down Further On U.S. International Media The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned a recent decision by Russian authorities to cut off all … Continue reading

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Why shortwave? Russia blocks web pages linked to Ukraine protests

In response to the BBG’s request for comments on the relevancy of shortwave radio, SWLing Post reader, Rick, writes: “Here is the reason why VOA needs to keep broadcasting on shortwave. Russia (or China or Angola or Zimbabwe or Iraq … Continue reading

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BBC News on the long-term survival of shortwave radio

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Alex, who shares this essential listening: an audio report aired at 17:45 GMT today by Lucy Burton of the BBC World Service. In this report, Burton discusses the future (or lack thereof) of shortwave … 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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Cameroon takes a note from Mugabe, shuts down 11 media outlets

While I certainly can’t confirm they got the idea from Robert Mugabe, nonetheless, it seems more than coincidental that as Cameroon enters an election cycle, the government is closing down media outlets that journalists describe as critical of the current … Continue reading

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