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Radio Free Trump Decapitating America’s state-funded media

I N COMMUNIST times, recalls Stoyana Georgieva, editor-in-chief of the Bulgarian news website mediapool.bg, her grandfather would listen in secret to the American-sponsored shortwave radio stations that were among the few sources of uncensored news behind the Iron Curtain: Voice of America ( VOA ), Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty ( RFE RL ).

Saifuddin visits RTM

KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 -- Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today made an official visit to Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), in Angkasapuri here. He arrived at 4 pm and was welcomed by Broadcasting director-general Nor Yahati Awang.

Helping Putin Russify Non-Russians Would Be a Horrific Mistake

Author’s Note What follows corrects an article I wrote for Jamestown on Tuesday. I was misinformed by several sources I trusted and am glad to say that my conclusions about what is taking place at RFE/RL were incorrect. My argument that we must not do anything to help Vladimir Putin Russify non-Russians, however, remains unchanged.

Federated Farmers wants migrant workers on Govt's COVID exemption 'A-list'

Auckland officials are emphasising the economic benefits of letting in America's Cup crews, but farmers feel they're being left off the 'A-list'. The Government has granted border exemptions to cup challengers American Magic and INEOS Team UK, each bringing a couple of hundred crew and staff into the country.

OPINIONISTA: An honest look back at radio amid Eusebius McKaiser storm

The Twitter storm that erupted after the announcement that Eusebius McKaiser was leaving 702 reminded me of the toxic legacy apartheid has left in South African radio. “What a joke, he is a disgrace,” This was as one of the kinder comments from “white” Twitter. Another: “How bad must the rest be if this is considered the best they had.

After OTF takeover, USAGM CEO Michael Pack faces pressure from lawmakers and courts

After an abrupt takeover of the Open Technology Fund (OTF) last week, pressure is mounting against Michael Pack, the newly appointed CEO of the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM). A longtime ally of Steve Bannon, critics say the new appointee is adding a partisan slant to the agency, which also....

Latest $84 million cuts rip the heart out of the ABC, and our democracy

At the height of the coronavirus emergency, and on the back of devastating bushfires, Australia's much awarded and trusted national broadcaster has again been forced to make major cuts to staff, services and programs. It is doing so to offset the latest $84 million budget shortfall as a result of successive cuts from the Coalition government.

Trump’s new overseas broadcast head sacks network chiefs and advisory boards

A purge of senior leaders at the US agency tasked with providing news in countries without a free press has raised fears over the agency’s own autonomy. The new chief executive of the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM), Michael Pack, has appointed Trump loyalist Emily Newman as chief of staff, while....

June 23, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following is a special commentary on a largely overlooked issue with important implications for minority rights in Russia as well as US national interests. Changes in the top management of the United States’ international broadcasting services over the last several weeks have....

House Democrat calls on US media agency head to testify about firings

The Democratic chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs is calling for the new head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) to testify before lawmakers following a purge of senior staff at the department he oversees. Michael Pack, ’s pick to lead the congressionally-funded media agency,....

What America Will Lose if the Voice of America Sounds Like Trump

Of all the myriad Washington bureaucrats , diplomats, congressional staffers, and politicians who spend their time thinking about U.S.-China policy, probably no one has actually triggered the Chinese more than Libby Liu. For 14 years, Liu was the president of Radio Free Asia, an independent but....

StormTeam 3: Scattered storms expected for ~parts~ of the area today

After strong and severe storms rolled across the area yesterday afternoon, some of us still stand to see more, albeit weaker, thunderstorms Monday. A very subtle shortwave will work across parts of Iowa during the middle of the day Monday, and storms are expected to continue to fire off ahead of and near this disturbance.

The Voice of America Will Sound Like Trump

Getty / The Atlantic O f all the myriad Washington bureaucrats, diplomats, congressional staffers, and politicians who spend their time thinking about U.S.-China policy, probably no one has actually triggered the Chinese more than Libby Liu. For 14 years, Liu was the president of Radio Free Asia, an....

First Alert Forecast: (6/21 PM)

The focal point of tonight’s forecast is going to be the showers and storms that’ll develop later tonight. A shortwave will move through southwest Kansas and northwestern Oklahoma, enhancing any severe storms that develop. The hardest hit areas are looking to be those in northern Oklahoma from Woodward, to Enid, Clinton & OKC.

McDonald’s And The Ongoing Indo-Chinese Conflict – Analysis

Thomas Friedman first put forward the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention in 1996 which claimed that no two countries that both had McDonald’s had fought a war against each other since each got its McDonald’s. However, life has its own logic and cannot be interpreted in binaries.

Cleanout of all official U.S. media, including Voice of America

Two U.S. lawmakers said Thursday they are "outraged" by the dismissals that Michael Pack, the new chief executive of the U.S. Agency for Global Mediahas ordered. Pack dismissed the heads of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Radio Free Asia, Radio Free Europe/Free Liberty, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting and the Open Technology Fund.

Cleanout of all official U.S. media, including Voice of America

Two U.S. lawmakers said Thursday they are "outraged" by the dismissals that Michael Pack, the new chief executive of the U.S. Agency for Global Mediahas ordered. Pack dismissed the heads of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Radio Free Asia, Radio Free Europe/Free Liberty, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting and the Open Technology Fund.

Pandemic Has Helped Putin Recover Support For Constitutional Amendments – OpEd

But the pandemic with its quarantine and economic dislocations has refocused attention on the social side of the amendments and reduced attention to the annulling of presidential terms, the deputy director of the Levada Center say; and as a result, Russian public opinion again has become more....

Controversial broadcasting agency head says 'fully committed' to independent reporting

Michael Pack, the newly confirmed CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), which oversees Voice of America (VOA) and other taxpayer-funded international broadcasting outlets, told employees he is committed to the agency's mission of independent journalism in a Thursday memo.

Regional Project Manager

Okapi Consulting is recruiting a: Project Manager for the Radio Ndarason Network. Okapi Consulting gets people talking to each other in conflict zones and fragile states. We are a leader in innovative media and research projects across Africa, especially in tough places inside conflict zones,....

Lawmakers Outraged at New USAGM Chief's Dismissals

WASHINGTON - Two U.S. lawmakers said Thursday they are "outraged" by the dismissals that Michael Pack, the new chief executive of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, the agency that oversees Voice of America, has ordered. Pack dismissed the heads of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Radio Free....

Lawmakers ‘Outraged’ at New USAGM Chief’s Dismissals

WASHINGTON - Two U.S. lawmakers said Thursday they are “outraged” by the dismissals that Michael Pack, the new chief executive of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, the agency that oversees Voice of America, has ordered. Pack dismissed the heads of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Radio Free....

Intel: Democrats condemn US broadcasting CEO’s Middle East purges after expanding office’s powers

Jun 18, 2020. President Donald Trump’s new CEO of the US Agency for Global Media on Wednesday fired the heads of at least three of its outlets who collectively oversaw its Middle East and Iran coverage. The move sparked immediate condemnation from key Democrats despite their previous bipartisan support for expanding the powers of the CEO position.

US international broadcasting chief sacks agency heads in major reshuffle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new chief of US-funded international broadcasting on Wednesday fired the heads of at least three outlets he oversees and replaced their boards with allies, in a move likely to raise fears that he intends to turn the Voice of America and its sister outlets into Trump administration propaganda machines.

New US Broadcast Chief Fires Agency Heads

WASHINGTON - The new chief executive of the agency that oversees Voice of America has dismissed the leaders of other agency organizations, including the heads of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Radio Free Asia and Radio Free Europe/Free Liberty. U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack made the move in notices issued late Wednesday.

Fearing Internal Dissent Ahead of the Election, Trump Expands His War on Washington

W ith less than five months until the presidential election, Donald Trump’s four year war against Washington is heading into a critical phase. Even as a handful of onetime allies in the establishment speak out against what they say is Trump’s increasingly erratic behavior, the President is taking....

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Radiance enhancement and shortwave upwelling radiative flux methods for efficient detection of cloud scenes

Abstract: The description, imagery and interpretation of cloud scenes by remote sensing datasets from Earth-orbiting satellites have become a great debate for s...

TuneIn Blocking Debacle: Bombing Internet Radio Back to the Stone Age

When it comes to copyright infringement matters, especially when that involves commercial players doing battle to prevent the wholesale spread of content, my ba...

Still no sign of missing pair six months after they were last seen

Police have renewed calls to locate two people missing in the Victorian Alps six months after their disappearance. Russell Hill was last heard on HF radio in th...

Increased extreme precipitation challenges nitrogen load management to the Gulf of Mexico

By setting up model experiments with and without climate variability, we distinguished and quantified how climate regulates N loads in this region. We found tha...

Small-scale volcanic aerosols variability, processes and direct radiative impact at Mount Etna during the EPL-RADIO campaigns

The aerosol properties of Mount Etna’s passive degassing plume and its short-term processes and radiative impact were studied in detail during the EPL-RADIO cam...

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Ex-Radio Free Europe official: Trump-appointed agency chief brought 'chaos and uncertainty'

Jamie Fly, former president and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, will sharply criticize Michael Pack, the new CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, fo...

Australia: I thought you said you were single?: analysing the new model defamation provisions publication rule

After almost a decade of deliberation, the Model Defamation Amendment Bill 2020 was passed in the New South Wales Parliament last month. The reforms import a ra...

U.S. Relations With Djibouti

More information about Djibouti is available on the Djibouti Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fa...

RFE Launches in Hungary as Problems Mount at Home

RFE/RL is giving independent journalism a boost in Hungary, but politics at home and abroad are complicating the US government-funded media outlet’s mission.

South China Sea PANIC: Europe sends warning to China as tensions reach breaking point THE UK, France and Germany have blasted China over their actions in the disputed South...

Jonathan Odom, Military Professor of International Law at the George C. Marshall European center for Security Studies, explained how this is the first time the ...

The Latest: Burundi touts calm but groups say threats remain

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, second from right bottom, seen on a computer monitor at United Nations headquarters participates in a virtual...

The Latest: Virus is only latest of many crises for Somalia

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, second from right bottom, seen on a computer monitor at United Nations headquarters participates in a virtual...

The Latest: Virus is only latest of many crises for Somalia

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, second from right bottom, seen on a computer monitor at United Nations headquarters participates in a virtual...

Fifa Suspends TTFA

Trinidad and Tobago's greatest football fears have been realized. The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has suspended the Trinidad and Tob...

I Remember EB

“This is Radio St. Vincent and the Grenadines, broadcasting on 705 kilohertz on the medium wave broadcast band. We’d like to apologise for the break in transmis...

Granger turns down request from USA

The request was made through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which, in turn, channelled the request to the Ministry of Public Telecommunications. In the memo, ...

Guyana rejects request from US to relay VOA to Venezuela

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana Government says it has turned down a request from the United States to relay the Voice of America (VOA) programmes to Vene...

Guyana says no to VOA relay to Venezuela

…Gov’t turns down US request to use its frequency to broadcast in Venezuela. THE Government of Guyana has turned down a request by the United States Government ...

Franklin Graham says US Democrats will 'close the Church down', insists 'the storm is coming'

Prominent US evangelist Rev Franklin Graham has said the Democratic party is "opposed to faith" and warned that any shift towards left-wing policy could see "th...

Nigeria: Operation Blessing Donates Hand Washing Station to Nigerian Red Cross

Operation Blessing, a humanitarian arm of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), popularly known as 700 Club, has donated a hand washing station to the Lagos...

PERSPECTIVE: Trump's Christian soldiers

A conservative northern Virginia pastor was holding court with his flock in the narthex of the church. This was in pre-pandemic times, before masks, social dist...

Caucuses Omit ‘Under God’ From Pledge of Allegiance During DNC

People reciting the during caucus meetings at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) left out the words “under God.” during the meeting by Christian Broadcast...

Caucuses Omit ‘Under God’ From Pledge Of Allegiance During DNC

People reciting the during caucus meetings at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) this week left out the words “under God.” during the meeting by Christian...

Chattanooga Christian radio station J103 launching nationwide music streaming platform and more business news

Chattanooga Christian radio station J103 launching nationwide music streaming platform. Chattanooga Christian radio station J103 is launching a nationwide posit...

Cherie Brennan Releases "Safe In God's Care" to Radio

GOODLETTSVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, August 25, 2020 / / -- MC1 Recording artist Cherie Brennan released “You Be The Light” to Christian Radio earlier this...

Christian Rock Group FALCONE RISING Releases “Brother” Single and Music Video

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, August 21, 2020 / EINPresswire.com / -- Creative Soul Records' group FALCONE RISING is impacting Christian radio stations nationwide this we...

Jim Daly: These 11 lessons among the blessings I've received while hosting radio show

Given my broken and dysfunctional childhood – my father abandoned us when I was 5 and my mother died of cancer when I was 9 – hosting a nationally syndicated Ch...

Missouri Secretary of State Ashcroft defends school comments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says comments he made that fathers would risk dying to send their children back to school ar...

Kim Cattrall does not disappoint in ‘Filthy Rich’

When I heard that Kim Cattrall would be starring in a network nighttime soap as the matriarch of a wealthy televangelist family, I smiled. So the most uncomprom...

‘Filthy Rich’ star Steve Harris breaks down new Fox series

Veteran actor Steve Harris, who played lawyer Eugene Young in “The Practice,” returns to the legal game in “Filthy Rich,” the new Fox drama airing Mondays at 9 ...

New Media Partnership Launched, Dedicated To Truth In Reporting

"In our commitment to deliver honest journalism, we are delighted to join forces with Real America's Voice to expand the reach of our online, podcast, and new T...

What’s on TV This Week: ‘A Cry in the Dark’ and ‘The Masked Singer’

Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, Sep...

TV Talk: Soaps ‘Ratched’ and ‘Filthy Rich’ bubble up

7 minutes ago. Actress Sarah Paulson starred in writer/producer Ryan Murphy’s “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and multiple seasons of “Ameri...

Xperi : and FM-world Partner to Expand Coverage of DTS Connected Radio Services in Italy and Beyond

The integration of FM-world content into the Xperi platform feeds live data and streams to the DTS Connected Radio system for Italian broadcasters and all FM-wo...

Time for full digitisation of radio

WE at the Jamaica Observer have a stake in the transformation of Jamaica into a digital society. It would give us a tremendous opportunity to continue to better...

EU issues digital radio

LONDON, UK — The European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), which entered into force on 20 December 2018, must be transposed into national legislation by E...

‘Stuttering John,’ of Howard Stern fame, sues Sirius XM

NEW YORK John Melendez, who became known as Stuttering John as a longtime sidekick to radio and television host Howard Stern, has sued Sirius XM Holdings Inc fo...

RS Charts: Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’ Continues Reign at Number One

The Rolling Stone Top 100 chart tracks the most popular songs of the week in the United States. Songs are ranked by song units, a number that combines audio str...

Unique SberBox smart streamer for any TV with HDMI ports: video, music, games, and even hairdresser appointments

Sber has unveiled an innovative device, a multimedia set-top box / media player called the SberBox, which comes with a family of Salute virtual assistants and v...

Comcast and REVOLT Sign Agreement to Expand the Network’s Availability to Millions More Viewers in Over 30 Markets

On September 29, REVOLT will be added in HD to the Xfinity Digital Starter package in Philadelphia, Northern New Jersey, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Ja...

Comcast and REVOLT Sign Agreement to Expand the Network s Availability to Millions More Viewers in Over 30 Markets

On September 29, REVOLT will be added in HD to the Xfinity Digital Starter package in Philadelphia, Northern New Jersey, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Ja...

Comcast : and REVOLT Sign Agreement to Expand the Network's Availability to Millions More Viewers in Over 30 Markets

Comcast and REVOLT, the unapologetically Hip Hop content platform from Sean “Diddy” Combs dedicated to the creators of this generation, have reached an agreemen...

Scripps creates national television networks business with acquisition of ION Media

CINCINNATI Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) will buy national broadcast network ION Media for $2.65 billion , combining the...

You can save $580 off a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Z Flip at Back Market

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip usually costs $1,380 if you buy it new, but Back Market is selling refurbished units for $799. If you’ve wanted to own one of these but ...

Amazon’s new dashcam gadget allows drivers to record police stops

Amazon has released a new dashcam gadget that allows drivers to record police stops by simply saying, “Alexa, I’m getting pulled over,” the company announced Th...

Globe to complete its network upgrade in 2021

Globe Telecom Inc. has launched its largest network upgrade which hinges on a 3-pronged strategy – accelerated cell site builds, upgrade of all sites to 4G/LTE ...

Amazon’s new dashcam gadget allows drivers to record police stops

Amazon has released a new dashcam gadget that allows drivers to record police stops by simply saying, “Alexa, I’m getting pulled over,” the company announced Th...

Get a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Z Flip for 42 percent off at Back Market

consoles and a PS5 digital edition on a phone, now’s your chance to jump in. This version of the Z Flip is compatible with GSM carriers, including AT&T and T-Mo...

Staffers at MPR’s music stations The Current and Classical MPR vote to unionize

The staffs at Minnesota Public Radio’s two music stations, 89.3 The Current and Classical MPR, have voted to unionize and join SAG-AFTRA. More than 80 percent o...

The East African Community expresses interest in Burundi TRC

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - A delegation of the General Secretariat of the East African Community (EAC) is in Burundi as part of a mission to inform and support...

MPR's only Black classical host Garrett McQueen fired after being taken off air

Updated: 1:17 p.m. Sept. 11 | Posted: 3:20 p.m. Sept. 10. Minnesota Public Radio has fired its only Black classical music host Garrett McQueen. McQueen announce...

Printing press breakdown means Äripäev Thursday issue will appear Friday

Financial daily Äripäev will be published on Friday, September 25 this week, instead of its regular Thursday, as the result of a printing error, the newspaper a...

Student journalist is REMOVED from college radio station after Jacob Blake tweet

Student journalist is REMOVED from role at college radio station after tweeting a link to details about sexual assault allegations against Jacob Blake Rae'Lee K...

Student journalist is REMOVED from college radio station after Jacob Blake tweet

Student journalist is REMOVED from role at college radio station after tweeting a link to details about sexual assault allegations against Jacob Blake Rae'Lee K...

Chingo Bling and Paul Wall get 'Screwed Up' on new single

Chingo Bling and Paul Wall throw up their H's on "Screwed Around," an ode to the city's slab culture and more. The song came together during the pandemic lockdo...

Arts & Entertainment

Fayez Sarofim’s name will adorn the next building at Rice University, a $25 million home for the Visual and Dramatic Arts Department that further defines an art...

100 greatest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame songs of the 1980s

It’s the decade when the biggest pop stars of all time reached their peaks. It’s when the post-disco era of dance music took shape. It’s when alternative rock h...

DJ MistaJam leaving BBC radio after 15 years

Real name Peter Dalton, MistaJam was born in Nottingham and began DJing at local events as a teenager before taking on a role at a local pirate radio station. ...

Billboard goes up showing Bristol's first Black female DJs

A new billboard has gone up in St Werburghs in celebration of one of the first Black female DJs in Bristol who 'changed the Bristol music scene'. The DJ and art...

Patrick Freyne: 'For personal writing, people need to feel they're in safe hands

PATRICK FREYNE IS best known as a journalist, but scratch the surface of his life and you’ll find lots of unexpected stories lurking. Think camping on wasteland...

What Have We Become?

My friend and mentor the much-missed Gordon Wilson used to run Radio Free Scotland, a pirate radio station supporting Independence. It was entirely illegal broa...

It happened today – this day in history – August 15

1968: Pirate Radio Free London begins transmitting. 1969: The three-day Woodstock Festival began on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel outside New York. Atten...