Radio Non Grata Makes Nice Try

Banned from speaking at the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society last week in Geneva, Reporters Without Borders attempted to stay involved in the debate via pirate radio: it launched “Radio Non Grata” at 95.8 FM last Tuesday and planned to spend the time airing interviews with WSIS critics. People had even gone to Geneva and handed out portable radios with flyers to advertise the broadcasts.
Radio Non Grata lasted less than a day before French police showed up and busted the operation (the station was located just over the French/Swiss border in Ferney-Voltaire). The station’s operators were given the choice of going off the air voluntarily or having all of their equipment seized; they chose the former.