Wednesday, 30 September 2009

[creative-radio] Shuttered Honduran radio resumes broadcasts on Web

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE58T0FI20090930

Shuttered Honduran radio resumes broadcasts on Web

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TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The unofficial radio station of ousted Honduran
President Manuel Zelaya resumed broadcasting via the Internet on Monday, a
day after the country's caretaker government shuttered it by force.

The de facto government issued a Sunday decree suspending media freedom
and some civil liberties and sent troops on Monday to shut down Radio
Globo and a television station that backed Zelaya, ousted in a coup three
months ago.

The outside world, including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and even
local media loyal to de facto leader Roberto Micheletti have condemned the
closures of Radio Globo and TV station Cholusat Sur, or channel 36.

On Tuesday, Radio Globo DJs played "resistance" music and took calls by
mobile phone from a cramped peach-colored bedroom in a safe house at the
end of a narrow residential alley.

Zelaya was forced into exile by a June 28 military coup but he returned
secretly last week and was given refuge in Brazil's embassy, fueling a
standoff with the government that took over after he was toppled and has
vowed to arrest him.

As the political crisis, the first serious test for U.S. President Barack
Obama in Latin America, has intensified, Micheletti has warned Brazil it
has 10 days to decide on Zelaya's fate or its embassy in Tegucigalpa will
be closed.

The media curbs have partially stifled Zelaya and his supporters, whose
near-daily protests have flagged this week.

Radio Globo Director David Romero claimed a large online audience but
admitted the station could not maintain its traditional reach.

"(Zelaya) has lost his media profile," Romero said from the makeshift
broadcast booth. "Logically, he's weakened because he does not have the
option to communicate."

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