Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Texting Against Censorship

The BBC reports that a Zimbabwean radio station in exile has found an unusual yet effective method for evading government censorship:

A private radio station broadcasting to Zimbabwe from the UK says it using text messages to beat the country's censors.

Broadcasts from SW Radio Africa, started by a Zimbabwean journalist in London to avoid the media crackdown, have been jammed for nearly two years.

SW Radio Africa founder Gerry Jackson says the daily SMS headline service is proving popular with 100 requests a day from those wanting to join the service.


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