Mexican clandestine Radio Insurgente has opened a Web site with detailed information about the station and audio files of recent transmissions. Radio Insurgente says it is the official voice of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). It broadcasts on FM and shortwave, via the Web and also by means of CD productions.
The FM transmitters in the mountainous region of Southeast Mexico carry programmes in Spanish and ethnic languages. Radio Insurgente says it is the only independent radio station that transmits in indigenous languages in the State of Chiapas, where it says approximately a third of the men and half of the women cannot read or write.
The FM frequencies are given as follows:
High Zone of Chiapas 97.9 MHz, Border Forest 97.9 MHz, Tzeltal Forest 100.1 and 89.3 MHz, North Zone 102.1 MHz, and Zotz Zone 92.9 MHz.
The weekly shortwave programme is intended specially for Mexico and the Americas, but also for Europe, Africa, Asia and the Australian Continent. It’s on the air every Friday at 2100-2200 UTC on 6.0 MHz. The programmes are now also available to download from the Web site, and the EZLN says that all free and community radio stations are welcome to rebroadcast the programmes of Radio Insurgente without charge provided they are not altered in any way.