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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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Brian Hongwe reports on importance of shortwave radios in Zimbabwe

Many thanks to Dave for sharing this excellent radio documentary from the BBC World Service show, The Fifth Floor. In this brief report, reporter Brian Hongwe clearly explains why police are seizing shortwave radios and arresting those who own them in the … 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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RNW looks into Zimbabwe’s history of media repression

Ironically, Radio Netherlands Worldwide was once an international voice for those living without free press. In the following RNW article,  Dlamini points out that technology is advancing at a rapid pace and media outlets increasing; however, radio remains the most accessible means of … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe: More police raids in search of shortwave radios

In this case it’s not a child who was targeted in the raid, rather, the Prime Minister’s Principal Director: (Source: SW Radio Africa) A top lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, is being held by Harare police after she reacted to early morning … Continue reading

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SW Radio Africa: Police targeting children in radio raids

(Source: SW Radio Africa) By Nomalanga Moyo 14 March 2013 The illegal seizure of wind-up radios reached new levels this week with reports that the police are now using primary school pupils to source information about the receivers. Villagers in … Continue reading

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Video: Al Jazeera reports on Zimbabwe shortwave radio ban

Thanks to the Southgate ARC for bringing this to my attention: The radio this reporter demonstrates is a shortwave version of the Eton FR160.

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