France’s broadcasting authority has called for a ban on television broadcasts to Europe by Lebanon’s Hizbollah guerrilla group after the satellite station claimed Zionists were trying to export AIDS to Arab countries. Reacting only a week after it approved the station despite charges it was violently anti-Semitic, the Higher Audiovisual Council (CSA) said it would [...]
Posts from ‘November, 2004’
Symmetricom, a leading worldwide supplier of network synchronization and timing solutions and atomic clocks, today announced that it has begun deploying Rubidium atomic clock oscillators as a critical transmitter component for the emerging Japanese Integrated Services Digital Broadcast-Terrestrial (ISDB-T) system. The rollout of ISDB-T has begun to be deployed in major metropolitan areas across Japan [...]
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 [...]
Reporters Without Borders has urged the international press visiting Laos for the 10-country Association of East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit to seize the opportunity to investigate lack of political rights there, particularly free expression. Nearly 800 journalists have been in Vientiane for the two day summit, which concluded today. Reporters Without Borders says that in [...]
The Mexican JournalistÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Association has awarded the prize for Best International Radio Station to the Latin American department of Radio Netherlands. The jury decided to award the prize to Radio Netherlands for its impartial reporting, in which freedom of speech is fully respected. The Latin American department reports on events in Latin America and the [...]
In case we are unable to post news items in a timely manner, this is the reason from the Blogger status page:
Monday, November 29, 2004
We’ve had to restart the databases multiple times today because of server freezes. During the freezes, users would have encountered error pages when trying to access their blogs.
We’re planning on a [...]
The quick response of the international distribution and technology team at London’s Bush House, the home of BBC World Service, enabled a replacement FM transmitter to be sent to the Grenada Broadcasting Corporation after its original unit was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan.
Three months after Ivan ravaged the Caribbean island of Grenada, the restoration of [...]
Bridges TV, the first-ever American Muslim television network in English, will premiere nationwide at 12 p.m. eastern time on November 30, 2004. Broadcasting from Buffalo, NY, Bridges TV will be subscriber and advertiser supported and will target primarily the 7 million Muslims of North America in English. Bridges TV will feature English language programmes focused [...]
Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) plans to set up a new TV station solely for news and information by the end of next year or early 2006. Deputy Information Minister Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai said the station would initially broadcast for eight hours a day. “Programmes will mainly be in English and Bahasa Malaysia during [...]
Natalya Dymytruk, a 47-year-old mother of two who works as a translator for the deaf on the Ukraine’s state-run TV channel, assumed she was making her final broadcast last Thursday when she decided to deviate from the official script. As a colleague read the heavily censored official version of events, Mrs Dymytruk did what her [...]
UK media regulator Ofcom has today published details of the digital replacement licences it intends to issue to TV broadcasters ITV, Five and Teletext. Details pertaining to Channel 4 will be announced later. The licences pave the way for the start of the analogue switch-off, which is due to be completed by 2012. The switch-off [...]
The current owner of the radio ship MV Communicator, Dave Miller, is advertising the ship for sale. An advertisement on his Web site invites offers over Ã‚£25k, but says that no radio equipment is included in the sale. The ship, which is the former home of Laser 558, is currently situated in St Margarets Hope [...]
Text of report by Burmese opposition radio Democratic Voice of Burma web site on 26 November
Dear listeners. The broadcasting frequency of the DVB [Democratic Voice of Burma] morning programme broadcasted at 5945 kHz from shortwave 49 metre band will be slightly changed from today. The new frequency will be 5955 kHz. Thus, the DVB morning [...]
The International Program for the Development of Communication (IPDC) has launched a new project to help MongoliaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s major public broadcaster become independent after 70 years of government control. The project will provide technical and professional expertise to the Mongolian National Radio and Television Service (MNRTV), which is making the transition toward editorial independence. UNESCO and [...]
Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency web site
Taipei, 27 November: The government is planning to integrate the resources of the two state-owned radio stations to set up a multilingual “Voice of Taiwan” radio network to serve foreign nationals in Taiwan, the Government Information Office director-general said Saturday [27 November].
Lin Chia-lung [...]