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What outside radio and information are available to the people of Syria?

As I publish this piece Wednesday evening it is increasingly likely there will be military attacks on Syria by the US, Britain and allies in response to evidence that the Syrian government carried out chemical weapons attacks on its own citizens. It is certainly a tense situation, and for the people of Syria the situation […]

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Monday radio news round-up: Former WBEZ PD Jim Nayder dies, CNN Radio shuts down

Here’s your Monday round-up of stories we collected over the weekend. Radio Free Asia reports that the Cambodian government is banning the broadcast of foreign radio programs on local stations. Prime Minister Hun sen says the move is to keep foreigners from campaigning for candidates. The US Government lodged a protest with Cambodian authorities. (via […]

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Zimbabwe government bans radios, sees independent shortwave broadcasts as a threat

Last week police in Zimbabwe banned the use of so-called “specially designed radios” capable of receiving shortwave broadcasts from outside the country, not just FM broadcasts from the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Company which is loyal to President Robert Mugabe’s party. According to the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) the law is aimed at hand-cranked and […]

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Music Banned from Radiowaves in Somalia

Music Banned from Radiowaves in Somalia

There are growing concerns about the control that militant groups are wielding over citizens and media outlets after music was banned from Somali radio on Tuesday and school bells were outlawed from a Somali town on Thursday. Today’s New York Times reports that, “Insurgent groups in Somalia have increasingly alienated the population by imposing a […]

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