The Cotton Tree News (CTN) radio project is a partnership between the University of Sierra Leone’s Mass Communication Department and the Swiss NGO Fondation Hirondelle. During the past the past four years Cotton Tree News has produced six hours of independent news, information and feature programmes every day for broadcast via its many partner radio [...]
Posts from ‘January, 2011’
Hungary is ready to narrow the scope of a disputed media law and renounce plans to fine foreign media firms that breach it, a senior official said on today as Budapest responded to threats of legal action by the EU. Hungary, which holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, drew sharp rebukes from France, [...]
Text of report by Qatari newspaper The Peninsula website on 30 January
Doha: The Al Jazeera Network have adapted to restricted communications in Egypt by adopting innovative social media techniques to extract news and views from the country.
While ordinary Egyptians have not had access to social networks like Twitter, Al Jazeera have been using Skype [...]
The main Maldives opposition Divehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) plans to stage a large protest tonight, together with several other opposition parties, to voice its outrage at what it sees as severely biased reporting by State media organisations run by the Maldives National Broadcasting Corporation (MNBC).
MP Ahmed Mahloof said ““It is very clearly stated in the [...]
After extensive market research, the Dutch infrastructure provider, KPN, selected London based radioscape to provide the new Eureka 147 (DAB / DAB+) Encoding / Multiplex systems to replace the system originally installed in 2005 and that has been providing up to 12 channels of Digital Radio in DAB for the Dutch Public Broadcaster.
The new system [...]
Hungary’s government will respond to objections raised by the European Commission against its controversial new media law in a letter today, state secretary Zoltan Kovacs said. Hungary, which holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, drew sharp rebukes from France, Britain and Germany after enacting the law in late 2010 because of concerns over [...]
Turkish-owned Ebru TV, which crowned its achievements in the United States with several Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, officially launched broadcasts in Europe following a spectacular ceremony held in the German region of Hessen on Thursday night.
Ebru TV is a majority-owned subsidiary of Samanyolu Broadcasting Corporation (SBC), an international media corporation based in ?stanbul. It first broadcast [...]
The Association for International Broadcasting, the industry association for international TV, radio, mobile and online broadcasting, strongly condemns the closure of the Cairo bureau of Al Jazeera Network and the withdrawal of accreditation to Al Jazeera correspondents in Egypt.
The moves by the Egyptian Ministry of Information, announced on Egyptian TV and by MENA, the official [...]
Qatar-based satellite channel Al Jazeera was ordered by Egypt’s information ministry earlier today to shut down its operations in the country, and later in the day its signal to some parts of the Middle East was cut. The news channel, which says it can reach 220 million households in more than 100 countries, said in [...]
BBC executives are trying to raid Government funds intended to tackle world poverty in an attempt to lessen the impact of cuts on the World Service. A secret memo leaked to the Telegraph shows that the BBC has lobbied ministers to divert £25 million out of the budget of the Department for International Development (DfID) [...]
Radio Netherlands Worldwide is increasing its broadcasts to Egypt after the authorities shut down internet and mobile services. RNW will increase its Arabic broadcasts using satellites that are not controlled by the Egyptian authorities. RNW journalists are also producing text-television which can be received through satellite.
Satellite details are now as follows:
Hotbird 6, 13.0° East
Ukraine’s leading independent television news channel will turn to the European Court for Human Rights to challenge a court ruling that blocks its expansion plans, the Interfax news agency reported yesterday. Kiev’s regional administrative court ruled on Thursday that Channel 5 had improperly been awarded frequencies by a government agency to allow for its expansion. [...]
The chief executive officer (CEO) of public broadcaster Teledifusão de Macau (TDM) Manuel Gonçalves has announced his resignation after more than 14 years in the job. The news was brought to public attention in yesterday’s Portuguese media. Gonçalves told the Macau Daily Times that he is stepping down from 1 March.
“I’m leaving for personal reasons,” [...]
Al Jazeera is calling on Egyptian authorities to stop government interference and allow the network to continue broadcasting events currently happening in the country, according to a press release by the international broadcaster. “We call upon the Egyptian authorities to uphold the right of the media to report news freely. There should be no impediments [...]
From 9 to 15 January, Southern Sudan held a referendum to decide if the region should become an independent state. Although results have not yet officially been announced, estimates indicate that the referendum will pass with an overwhelming number of pro-independence votes.
It’s essential to keep citizens informed of new developments during the voting period - [...]