Jean Seaton speaks to RTS about how the BBC has resurrected shortwave radio to inform Russians about the war in Ukraine

16 May 2022

Prof. Jean Seaton has spoken to Switzerland’s RTS news about the way in which the BBC is using old technologies to help share information about the war in Ukraine. In the interview Seaton explains how shortwave radio is being used to spread information to Russia and the east of Europe. The advantages of shortwave radio Seaton notes, is that it is almost impossible to censor, “you just change the frequency a little bit and its all available again”, leaving the censors to have to re-scramble the new frequency. The segment also discussed the BBCs efforts to support journalists in the region and to find additional ways of spreading information via the internet and social media platforms such as Telegram.


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