Brazil Shuts Down Over 1,000 Pirate Radios, But Thousands Are Still on the Air

This year, Brazil’s  Anatel (Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações – Telecommunications Regulatory Agency) has stepped up its policing of clandestine radio stations, which are illegal.

So far this year 1,199 of them have been taken off the air. That works out to around 200 per month. And is much more than last year when 1,807 were closed down during the whole year.


Anatel estimates that there are almost 4,500 clandestine radio stations operating in the country.


Edilson Ribeiro dos Santos, a superintendent at Anatel, says that the illegal radio stations interfere with legal stations, as well as air traffic communications.


Public Radio


Radio broadcasters from Brazil and other countries are attended, last month, in São Paulo, a meeting of the Brazilian Association of Public Radios.


Reports on experience in public radio in the United States, France, Spain and Brazil were presented at the occasion. The encounter focused on the operation and mission of public radio, and the role of public radio in democratization and citizenship.


The meeting was part of the Citizenship Wave movement, a network of radio broadcasters, professors, radio station managers and others in the sector, who are interested in debating the problems, technology and use of radio.


Agência Brasil

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