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Can the Arab Spring Spread Across the Rest of Africa?

Can the Arab Spring Spread Across the Rest of Africa? | International Broadcasting | Scoop.it

As the North African leaders were facing the music for their years of misrule, Uganda's Yoweri Museveni had a stern warning for the opposition in his country: "We would just lock them [protesters] up, and in the most humane manner possible, bang them into jails and that would be the end of the story."

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U.S. international broadcasting needs a new leadership, new plan and more public scrutiny

Author and journalist Ted Lipien slams the US Government's broadcasting strategy.

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BBC News App on Android Tablets

BBC News App on Android Tablets | International Broadcasting | Scoop.it

The BBC News app for Android is now available for large tablet devices. BBC Worldwide will soon be launching an international version of the app for audiences around the world.

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Wikileaks founder Assange to host show on Russia Today

Wikileaks founder Assange to host show on Russia Today | International Broadcasting | Scoop.it

Cyberspace's most famous activist, Julian Assange, is launching his own talkshow, to be broadcast on RT. The programme, written and hosted by the founder of whistle-blowing site Wikileaks, will focus on his favorite topic: controversy.

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Press TV and the Freedom of the Press

Press TV, the Iranian government propaganda station, has just been booted off the Sky platform in the UK. Nothing to do with News International you understand, this is Ofcom, the regulatory body, which has banned it.

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Génocide arménien/France: La Turquie quittera Euronews?

La Turquie quittera Euronews, première chaîne de télévision internationale d'information en Europe, si le Sénat français adopte une proposition de loi sur le génocide arménien, a annoncé lundi l'agence de presse semi-officielle turque Anatolie.

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Britain Revokes License of Iran TV network

Britain’s media regulator revoked the broadcast license for the Iranian state-owned television network Press TV on Friday, saying the network had failed to address concerns over its editorial independence and had not paid a fine.

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Radio Bulgaria suspends shortwave broadcasts as of February 1

As of February 1 our media stops broadcasting on short waves, 76 years after the first emission in this frequency range. The reasons are both financial and related to our wish to keep pace with new trends. Programmes in Balkan languages will keep coming in medium waves. 

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The Unlikely Rise of Al Jazeera

The Unlikely Rise of Al Jazeera | International Broadcasting | Scoop.it

For millions of people around the world, including actual participants on the ground and in the streets of the Middle East, the single most important news source for the events still unfolding in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain is the English-language channel of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television-news network.

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La justice suspend le projet de fusion RFI - France 24

La justice suspend le projet de fusion RFI - France 24 | International Broadcasting | Scoop.it

C'est une nouvelle étape sur le chemin de croix de la difficile réforme de l'Audiovisuel extérieur de la France (AEF). Cette refondation, débutée en 2008, a connu lundi un nouveau rebondissement qui inflige un nouveau délai à la fusion décidée entre la chaîne d'info en continu France 24, la radio internationale RFI et celle à destination du Moyen-Orient, Monte Carlo Doualiya.

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Opinion: A great medium of public education declines

Opinion: A great medium of public education declines | International Broadcasting | Scoop.it

I wonder if anyone serving in AIR listens to BBC or even to China Radio International (CRI)? If someone did, he or she would find that the difference is not merely that of resources or equipment. The urge to excel and innovate is missing too. AIR's overseas service is a disgrace to a nation claiming to have become a global economic power.

 

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RNW management and unions sign redundancy package

RNW management and unions sign redundancy package | International Broadcasting | Scoop.it

Radio Netherlands Worldwide and the three unions representing the employees of RNW signed the agreement for the redundancy package that will apply during the reorganization that takes place this year.

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Better reception for regional TV

Better reception for regional TV | International Broadcasting | Scoop.it

The Middle East television industry is cautiously optimistic for 2012, when two Arabic-language news stations are set for launch into an already crowded market.

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Exiled media: The challenges and opportunities

Exiled media: The challenges and opportunities | International Broadcasting | Scoop.it

Media in exile faces three main challenges. The first is remaining relevant to the target audience while being removed from those they hope to inform. The second is creating an independent, financially sustainable media business. The third is keeping safe.

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Wondering about Propaganda, Rhetoric, and Public Diplomacy

A must-read read book about propaganda and rhetoric is Evonne's Levy's admirable 'Rhetoric and the Jesuit Baroque'. It poses a provocative question: What is the difference between rhetoric -- classical, Aristotelian rhetoric -- and 20th-century propaganda?

 

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EC and EBU back public media in transformation countries

EC and EBU back public media in transformation countries | International Broadcasting | Scoop.it

Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle has met with the President of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Mr Jean-Paul Philippot and Director General Ingrid Deltenre. They discussed the potential for cooperation between the EBU and the European Commission on capacity-building of the public media in both Enlargement and ENP countries.

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International Broadcasters Call for End of Satellite Jamming

International Broadcasters Call for End of Satellite Jamming | International Broadcasting | Scoop.it

Five of the largest international broadcasters have called upon delegates now convening in Geneva for an international treaty-making conference to address the problem of intentional interference with satellite transmissions.

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TRT may suspend partnership with Euronews

The French Senate voted to approve legislation making it a crime to deny that the mass killing of Armenians early last century was genocide, risking a new round of sanctions from Turkey and further deterioration in relations.

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VOA steps up TV coverage in Burma

VOA steps up TV coverage in Burma | International Broadcasting | Scoop.it

The Voice of America (VOA) has added more news to its Burmese language TV news magazine.

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How soft power could boost Spanish influence on Latin America

How soft power could boost Spanish influence on Latin America | International Broadcasting | Scoop.it

Through more aggressive public diplomacy elements such as listening, cultural and educational exchange, advocacy, and broadcasting, Spain is in a good position to foster understanding and goodwill with its Latin American.

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New Spanish-language Islamic channels

In Spain, two new satellite TV stations are broadcasting Islamic theology and political propaganda. One channel is called Hispan TV and its content is produced in Iran. The second channel is Cordoba Television, which is owned by the Foundation for the Message of Islam and backed by the Saudi royal family.

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BBC World News - TV4 News channel deal

BBC World News and TV4 have announced a deal that will allow the new TV4 News channel to broadcast a small selection of BBC World News programming every week when the channel launches on 24 January in Sweden.

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How to Choose Social Media Share Buttons

How to Choose Social Media Share Buttons | International Broadcasting | Scoop.it

How to choose which social media share buttons to put on your website. 

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A closer look at development journalism

A closer look at development journalism | International Broadcasting | Scoop.it

A look at development journalism and advice for journalists in how they should approach reporting from crisis areas.

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Kazakh billionaire’s ‘Jewish Al Jazeera’ in development

Kazakh billionaire’s ‘Jewish Al Jazeera’ in development | International Broadcasting | Scoop.it

Plans for a news television station dubbed by the media as the “Jewish Al Jazeera” are still under wraps several months after officials said a general outline would be announced.

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