SW Radio Africa sidesteps Zimbabwe Government’s transmission jamming using text updates

Jeremy spotted this one — very cool…

Link: A Lifeline To Zimbabwe (from Borehamwood Times)

A team of Zimbabwean journalists in Hertsmere have turned to text messaging to get news to people in their homeland.
SW Radio Africa broadcasts from a studio in the borough to Zimbabwe over short-wave transmission and the internet.
But president Robert Mugabe, 83, has made it increasingly difficult by jamming transmission into major cities, including the capital, Harare.

To beat the censors, the station has launched an SMS news delivery service via the mobile phone network in Zimbabwe.

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