Thursday, February 21, 2013

Zimbabwe: Police ban ‘radios’ in Zimbabwe

Police ban Short Wave radios [Photo: SW Radio Africa]
SW Radio Africa, London reports that police have announced a ban on ‘specially designed radios’ that are ‘not compatible with state owned stations’, claiming the devices would be used to communicate hate speech ahead of polls scheduled for this year.

In a move seen as an attempt to silence external radio stations, such as SW Radio Africa and VOA’s Studio 7, broadcasting to Zimbabwe via shortwave and medium wave, police spokesperson Charity Charamba threatened to deal with organizations that helped to distribute portable radios, saying recipients would also be arrested.

(Source: SW Radio Africa, London via

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