Radio for Peace International under Siege
- write to Koffi Annan
email@example.com to intervene.
About 2 hours ago today (Monday [November 3] received a call from the general Manager of Radio for Peace INternational (via cell phone).
He, James Lathem, told me that the United Nation's University for Peace
has begun today to use agressive means to force the shut down of this
progressive radio station in Costa Rica.
At noon they cut off the water supply to the remaining 8 staff and
volunteers holed up in the building. Four hours later the University
cut the telephone lines.
The security guards have turned away reporters and cameramen who have
come out to try to enter the campus.
Since the University is owned by the United Nations, they are claiming
immunity from all laws and law enforcement; the station has little
power against this major act of censorship.
Radio for Peace International is the only shortwave radio station that
airs Democracy Now, Free Speech Radio News, Alternative Radio, Counterspin, Making Contact, Radio Nation, TUC Radio, and many more.
These programs are heard in every part of the world, at least 120
countries of the world. This is an outrage. Please spread the word and write to Koffi Annan at the United Nations ( firstname.lastname@example.org) to intervene. If anyone can assist these folks in any way possible, these people who provide us,
the world, with this important media resource, please, now is the time.