A Christian minister in Hong Kong say that a Christian TV channel which began broadcasting in January could be putting viewers on the mainland at risk. God TV, which can be seen in Hong Kong on cable, says its mission extends into China. But pastor Brett Hilliard of the Evangelical Community Church told the South [...]
Posts from ‘May, 2004’
For years, there have been reports of air traffic communications in Israel being interrupted by inteference from pirate radio stations. Despite numerous raids, the problem keeps coming back. Now the air traffic controllers have had enough. They say they’ll walk off the job if the government of Israel doesn’t crack down on all the pirate [...]
Russian public TV Channel Kultura will soon have a related radio station of the same name. Alexander Ponomaryov, Director General of the state-owned company, said in an interview that the radio station will carry some of the TV channelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s programmes, as well as provide a broader view of the channelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s content. “The topics that could [...]
Formula One racing driver Jarno Trulli has a problem. He’s lost his voice. F1 drivers have to be in constant communication with their team during the race, and today Trulli is driving in the European Grand Prix in Germany. During practice, Trulli has been communicating with Renault engineer Alan Permane in writing when he makes [...]
The start of the Dutch tourist station Radio Waddenzee on mediumwave 1602 kHz has been delayed until around 1st August, according to a press release from the station. The press release says that Pan European Radio BV, the company that runs Radio Waddenzee and Radio Seagull, has made the decision because the cost of setting [...]
A report on the Islamic Web site “Jihad Unspun” says that Aqsa Radio in Gaza returned to the air on Friday evening after being off the air for about one month following Israel’s firing of missiles at the building housing the station. The report quotes Ra’ed Abu Deir, director of the station, as saying that [...]
China has ordered all its provincial-level TV stations to launch a special channel catering for children by the end of 2006, according to the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), which called the move “a big event” that will bring benefits to future generations.
According to the three-step plan, one-third of China’s provincial [...]
Jill Carroll, a former Wall Street Journal and Jordan Times reporter, is a freelance journalist living in Baghdad. In the latest edition of American Journalism Review, she discusses how building objective news outlets is a challenge in a land of newfound freedom. This is an excellent and balanced piece that helps fill in some of [...]
Transnational Broadcasting Studies (TBS), an online journal published by the Adham Center for Television Journalism in Egypt, has announced that it will now focus exclusively on satellite broadcasting in the Arab and Islamic worlds.
The new emphasis reflects not only the growing importance of the medium in the region, but also the comprehensive coverage the [...]
The German state of Bavaria has awarded a radio frequency to a controversial Catholic broadcaster despite criticism from some Church ministers, who labelled the station “fundamentalist”. The traditionally Catholic state chose Radio Horeb over a German-Turkish station that applied for the same frequency.
The decision to give airtime to Radio Horeb follows comes after a story [...]
The Kenyan Government is spending over Sh500 million to re-introduce radio broadcasts for schools. The governmment has distributed over 5,000 WorldSpace satellite receivers to schools across the country. The Kenya Institute of Education has prepared the programmes, and to access the broadcasts each school must have its own password. The WorldSpace subscriptions are pre-paid by [...]
Radio Netherlands Editor-in-chief Freek Eland has announced his decision to leave the post. Explaining his decision, which was made before the latest announcement of budget cuts, Mr Eland says “An important consideration is that editorial content, upon which I place such a high importance, has faded more and more into the background because management and [...]
International press freedom organisation Reports Without Borders (RSF) has expressed concern over recent death threats and harassment of a group of North Korean defectors who run the independent Internet-based radio station Free North Korea.
On 8 May 2004, the Institute of North Korean Studies, which is linked to South Korean intelligence, asked the radio station’s [...]
The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) reports that Bolivian president Carlos D. Mesa Gisbert has signed a decree that paves the way for legal recognition of community radio stations. AMARC is hailing it as a precedent setting move in Latin America. Under the Decree on Community-Based Radio Broadcasting, community radio stations in Bolivia [...]
The use of broadband for Internet connections is increasing rapidly in Australia, according to figures just published by Nielsen/Netratings. More than 2 million individuals now have broadband internet access at home, and the number of new subscribers has tripled since Internet provider Telstra launched a price war three months ago.
Between March and April the number [...]