The chairman of the board of Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP), Guilherme Costa, said on Tuesday that the company has “every reason” to suspend the shortwave transmissions of RDP Internacional. Mr Costa, quoted by the Lusa news agency, said such a platform is obsolete from the technical point of view, is generally poor quality [...]
Posts from ‘August, 2011’
Cambodia’s UN-backed war crimes court said today it had started contempt of court proceedings against Voice of America Khmer for revealing confidential information about a new Khmer Rouge case. The move comes after the VOA posted an article and video on its website describing prosecution allegations of mass killings and other atrocities by three mid-level [...]
WNYC’s AM station (820 kHz) was forced off the air yesterday because of flooding in Kearny, where its antenna is located. The New York public radio network, which purchased four of the former-New Jersey Network radio licences in July, continued to broadcast on its FM station and streamed its AM programming online at wnyc.org. The [...]
Controversial anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks said on Tuesday it was fending off a cyber attack after being lambasted for releasing more supposedly confidential US diplomatic cables. “WikiLeaks.org is presently under cyberattack,” the organization said in a terse message on microblogging service Twitter. The message provided a link to a cablegatesearch.net website where digital copies of the [...]
An illegal private radio station broadcasting medicine ads and vulgar content in northwestern China’s Shaanxi Province was shut down by local authorities yesterday, Hsn.cn reported today. Four people running the radio station have been detained.
The station which covered most of the Xi’an urban area was the first private radio station busted in the city, said [...]
The broadcasting of Al Arabiya News Channel has been deliberately jammed from unknown sources for sometime early today before it was resumed normally. This deliberate jamming aims at interrupting Al Arabiya’s direct and continuous coverage of the events taking place in several parts of the Arab region, especially in Libya and Syria.
In order to allow [...]
A false Internet security certificate has been used in an apparent attempt to snoop on Google users in Iran, according to the Internet search giant and computer security firms. A Dutch company, DigiNotar, which issues the Internet security credentials known as SSL certificates, said today that it had revoked the “fraudulent certificate” in question.
SSL certificates [...]
The Brazilian Ministry of Communication has organised a high-level one-day seminar on Digital Radio on 1 September 2011 in the capital Brasilia. The main objective of this event is to have an extensive discussion with various segments of society about digital radio, which includes what criteria should be used for the adoption of a digital [...]
Japanese public broadcaster NHK will launch a live online streaming service of its three domestic radio channels from 11am JST on 1 September. However, it only be available inside Japan. The new service, NHK Net Radio, will also be known as Radiru Radiru. From 1 October the service will also be available on smartphones.
Market-leading Dutch station Radio 538 is now available on terrestrial FM in Limburg for the first time, thanks to a deal with local radio station Ping FM on the Belgian side of the border. Up to now, Radio 538 has used a mediumwave transmitter on 891 kHz to cover the southernmost part of the country, [...]
Radiocommunications Agency Netherlands has granted a licence to Exceed Jazz BV for the provision of a national jazz service on FM. There were four applications for the licence, but three did not comply with the minimum requirements. Exceed Jazz BV has gained the nationwide FM licence under the obligation to introduce a digital service. Exceed [...]
CCTV News and CCTV Documentary launch as two new MHz Networks 24/7 channels in the Washington, DC metro area on 1 October.
CCTV News, a global news channel broadcasting headlines, business, money and travel magazine programs in English from China launches on MHz Networks 3. Viewers will be able to watch the channel on digital broadcast [...]
Reporters Without Borders says it welcomes President Omar Al-Bashir’s announcement during a meeting with journalists on 27 August that he intends to free all the journalists imprisoned in Sudan, but has called for this decision to be extended to all media workers and for it to be carried out without delay.
The announcement was followed by [...]
Amidst worries of repressiveness among journalists, South Sudan has drafted new media bills to replace older proposed laws that were rejected by the industry. Africa’s newest country, South Sudan has never had media laws. To fill the gap, Khartoum’s media laws, which are considered repressive, have prevailed since the war ended in 2005.
The media and the [...]
Egyptian TV personality Shahira Amin has told The Guardian that ”Corruption and censorship are worse today than under Mubarak.” She quit Egyptian state TV on 3 February at the height of the political unrest and mass protests in the Middle East. At the time of her resignation, there was optimism in Egypt and the west that the [...]