The Russian government’s international radio broadcasting service Voice of Russia will stop its shortwave broadcasts from January 1 next year. The radio will mostly use local FM transmitters in target countries.
Al-Jazeera, the pan-Arabic news channel, has always battled charges of bias, both from government officials in the Middle East and from those in Washington. But on Monday, the bias claims came from an unusual source: other Middle Eastern journalists. The criticism comes at sensitive time, as satellite network prepares to launch a news channel in the United States.
Commentary of Premier League games will be heard in the People’s Republic of China thanks to a new international talkSPORT deal. The station has partnered with Adrep China Advertising Services Limited, an advertising sales, marketing and business support services company with offices in Beijing and Shanghai, to develop national sports radio marketing services in the People’s Republic of China.
DW Akademie increases its activities in Tunisia to support the country’s ongoing democratization process. A new project for Tunisian radio and TV journalists focuses on election and political reporting.
Since March, Bush House has been emptying gradually. Region by region and floor by floor, the language services have been leaving. Now the move is almost complete, the building is silent and the lifts come unnervingly fast. The central newsroom is the last to leave, waiting until midday on Thursday 12 July, when the final five-minute bulletin will be read, and then the switch will be complete.
A quarter of a billion people around the world are tuning into the BBC's global news service every week.The Global Audience Estimate shows that in the year 2012-13 the BBC's global news services on TV, radio and online reached 256m people each week, a rise of 7% or 16.6m.
President Vladimir V. Putin dissolved one of Russia’s official news agencies, RIA Novosti, along with its international radio broadcaster on Monday, signaling a significant reorganization in state media at a time when Russia’s international reputation has faced criticism over political and human rights and Russian influence in neighbouring countries like Ukraine. The two agencies will be absorbed into a new state organization known as Rossiya Sevodnya, or Russia Today, to be led by a television executive and host, Dmitry K. Kiselyov, who has provoked controversy with starkly homophobic remarks and virulent commentary about foreign conspiracies against Russia.
Registrations open until Friday, September 6 2013 Subject- For each of your radio channels, you can register one or two programmes into the competition on the subject "FRONTIERS". - The content of these programmes will deal with this subject in a very open way: geographical frontiers, frontiers in the mind, frontiers in creation, frontiers in relationships,... Registrations- Free registrations for any private or public radiobroadcasting organism and the associations/institutions which are dedicated to broadcasting- Length of programmes: 60 minutes maximum- The programmes will be presented in their original version. A script should be provided in English or in French if the proposed version is in neither of these two languages- Rules and registration form available on http://www.urti.org/grand-prix-radio - Programmes to be sent on CD or preferably to http://www.urti.org/grand-prix-radio-inscription
Awards- The final Jury will give the statute of "finalist programme" to the ten best programmes in competition- The award-winner of the Grand Prix will get a sum of 5,000 $ as well as the gold medal- Three other rewards will be given among the nine other finalist programmes: silver medal, bronze medal and Jacques Matthey-Doret award for discovery For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the federal agency in charge of U.S. international broadcasting, is practically defunct in terms of its capacity to tell a message around the world.
Officially launched on October 2, Euronews Radio is now available on 11 digital platforms as well as on the App Store (free app for iPad and iPhone) and Google Play. Euronews Radio claims it has 300,000 listeners.
BBC World Service and ETV Network have announced the launch of the BBC HindiTV programme - Global India on five channels of ETV, India’s leading regional network across the country’s Hindi-speaking states.
Deutsche Welle has launched the multimedia project Wonders of World Heritage. It presents all 37 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany through videos, photos and texts. The project will appear in 17 languages.