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CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – The Radio Saga of Hong Kong’s very own Citizens’ Radio


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[14 January] My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “The Radio Saga of Hong Kong’s very own Citizens’ Radio”. Click here for the read.

[Updated: 23 January] Following to my post on the Citizens’ Radio, I received the following mail from Stephen Dunifer,

Hi!

Thank you for providing the background on the struggles of Citizens Radio. Their saga is remarkably similar to what myself and other Free Speech activists went through in the United States some years ago. For details, please use my name, “Stephen Dunifer”, and Free Radio Berkeley as search terms. Also, check out these two websites – www.freeradio.org and www.radiotupa.org. I have continued to promote the cause of Free Speech on the airwaves since Free Radio Berkeley was shut down by a court injunction in 1998 by aiding and encouraging communities to put their own radio stations on the air. Currently, I am in Shenzhen visiting a friend and checking out the local electronics scene which is quite amazing – looking to source parts from here and possibly have mass assembly done for a 10 watt FM transmitter PCB. We design and manufacture our own line of transmitters and other related gear. Kind of low tech compared to CDMA cell phones and the like but they get the job done. I will be headed to India on Sunday for a week. Community radio is just getting off the ground there. Then it is back to Hong Kong for a couple of days and then returning to San Francisco on Feb. 5th.

It would be great to meet some of the folks in Citizens Radio and swap stories. Perhaps you would be able to convey this to them.

Best regards,

Stephen Dunifer

[Updated: 15 April] Woot, the Citizens’ Radio will be back on air this Sunday.

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