Shortwave Broadcasters operated by the Portuguese Political Opposition 1960-1970s


During the 1960s and 1970s the Portuguese clandestine political movements that opposed the dictatorship in power operated two radio stations­—Rádio Portugal Livre and Rádio Voz da Liberdade—which played a significant role in furnishing alternative versions of events taking place in Portugal and in the international arena during the Cold War. Broadcasting from Romania and Algeria, the two stations were set up as the colonial war between Portugal and the independence movements emerged in the African territories under its rule. Shortwaves crossed European inner and outer boundaries, and connected the global, the imperial and the national contexts in a transnational way.