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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....

New US Global Media Chief Fires Agency Heads in Major Reshuffle

WASHINGTON - The new chief of U.S.-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.

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....

US broadcasting chief fires agency heads in major reshuffle

WASHINGTON The new chief of U.S.-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.

US broadcasting chief fires agency heads in major reshuffle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new chief of U.S.-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.

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Dennis Mattinson’s Wednesday Weather Report

AREA FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes. WED JUL 08 2020. Due to an ongoing shortwave pattern to our north, today will be the coolest of the week, if you wa...

Storm 5 Alert: Strong storms with threat of damaging wind, flooding on Tuesday afternoon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Stay weather aware on Tuesday as strong storms with the threat of damaging wind are possible. A Storm 5 Alert is in effect from 11 a.m...

Clay Co. Ham Radio Club conducts Relay League Field Day

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - The Clay County Amateur Radio Club had it's annual Relay League Field Day today. Using solar panels and alternate power sources, t...

Dennis Mattinson’s Thursday Weather

THU JUN 25 2020 WEATHER DISCUSSION: Not truly exceptional for this time of year, but our heat wave is still living up to the first week of Summer. The ridge res...

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 Americ...

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After Hong Kong, now China provokes Vietnam

Washington D.C. [USA], July 8 (ANI): A Chinese Coast Guard ship has once again shown up at Vanguard Bank in the South China Sea, a known flashpoint between Viet...

After Hong Kong, now China provokes Vietnam

Washington D.C. [USA], July 8 (ANI): A Chinese Coast Guard ship has once again shown up at Vanguard Bank in the South China Sea, a known flashpoint between Viet...

After Hong Kong, now China provokes Vietnam

Washington D.C. [USA], July 8 (ANI): A Chinese Coast Guard ship has once again shown up at Vanguard Bank in the South China Sea, a known flashpoint between Viet...

After Hong Kong, now China provokes Vietnam

Washington D.C. [USA], July 8 (ANI): A Chinese Coast Guard ship has once again shown up at Vanguard Bank in the South China Sea, a known flashpoint between Viet...

California music instructor who gave semen-tainted flutes to students sentenced to 18 years in prison

An international music program founder who distributed semen-tainted flutes to five elementary school girls in Orange and Los Angeles counties in 2017 was sente...

How Prince Charles ‘agreed’ with Meghan and Harry on confronting Commonwealth’s past

In November 2018, Charles spoke at the invitation of the President of Ghana during an international conference. The Telegraph noted at the time that he would be...

Some Flights To UAE Likely "Very Soon" For Indians With Permits: Envoy

New Delhi: Some flights are likely to be operated from India to the UAE "very soon" for Indians having valid residency or work permit for the UAE, its Ambassado...

Turkish verdict paving way for Hagia Sophia mosque expected Friday

A Turkish court is likely to announce on Friday that the 1934 conversion of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia into a museum was unlawful, paving the way for its restorati...

International Energy Agency must prove its credibility on climate

* Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Global body has to put the 1.5C global warming limit ...

Symmetry, Vol. 12, Pages 376: A 3D Mask Presentation Attack Detection Method Based on Polarization Medium Wave Infrared Imaging

Facial recognition systems are often spoofed by presentation attack instruments (PAI), especially by the use of three-dimensional (3D) face masks. However, nonu...

Sensors, Vol. 20, Pages 900: DMD Mask Construction to Suppress Blocky Structural Artifacts for Medium Wave Infrared Focal Plane Array-Based Compressive Imaging

With medium wave infrared (MWIR) focal plane array-based (FPA) compressive imaging (CI), high-resolution images can be obtained with a low-resolution MWIR senso...

AIR battles 5-hr ‘blackout’ hitch as Prasar Bharti eyes digital switch

Avid radio listeners in many parts of Uttar Pradesh have reported what they call, a “curious disturbance” during the transmission from Lucknow centre of All Ind...

BBC to close Whitehaven medium wave transmitter which broadcasts Radio Cumbria

RADIO: A medium wave transmitter which broadcasts BBC Radio Cumbria in and around Whitehaven will be switched off later this year Picture: Google Maps. A MEDIU...

Trump says he 'hopes it's true' that he was chosen by God to be president

Donald Trump has responded to claims that he was chosen by God to be the President of the United States. In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network...

If annexation doesn't happen in July, it won't happen at all, Israeli settler leaders fear

In recent weeks, settlers have attempted to apply pressure on the president through Christian evangelicals in the United States, including John Hagee , the Prot...

Settlement leader lobbies Evangelicals for help on sovereignty

A senior settlement leader is reaching out to Evangelical Christians in the US, urging them to lobby the White House to back an expanded version of the sovereig...

Trump makes shocking claim about being sent by GOD to be US President

Trump made the absurd remarks in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. In the interview, he was asked whether he agrees with Sarah Sanders, Mike...

Trump says people tell him ‘God put him here to be president’ during interview with Christian broadcaster

Donald Trump has revealed people close to him believe God put him in the Oval Office. In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump was asked i...

Catholic Church agrees with Bishops’ call to withdraw Bill 10

Caritas Zambia stands with Bishops in calling for withdrawal of Bill No.10, according to Vatican radio. Caritas Zambia has supported the Zambia Conference of Ca...

LGBTQI refugees facing persecution in Kenya

Martin Okello, 29, fled to Kenya from his native Uganda to seek asylum and protection under the UN refugee agency. Okello’s life in Uganda was shattered in 2014...

LGBTQI refugees facing persecution in Kenya

Martin Okello, 29, fled to Kenya from his native Uganda to seek asylum and protection under the UN refugee agency. Okello’s life in Uganda was shattered in 2014...

Prayerwaves: Spirit FM's losses reduced by charitable donations

The company behind Christian radio station Spirit FM last year recorded a modest loss of €12,437 - but only after receiving charitable donations totalling €405,...

Men who pushed hydroxychloroquine could cure COVID-19 celebrate after Trump said he was taking it

Throughout Marcht, Rigano made a series of Fox News and conservative and Christian radio appearances to tout the idea that hydroxychloroquine 'cures' the corona...

South African Christian TV host Loyiso Bala's 'Israel Unveiled'

'Israel Unveiled': South African Christian TV host Loyiso Bala in Israel. South African Christian TV host Loyiso Bala speaks with i24NEWS about his new series ...

Christian Songstress Gretchen Keskeys Strikes a Chord with Patriotic Video for 'God Will See Us Through’

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, July 2, 2020 / EINPresswire.com / -- In the midst of a global pandemic and civil unrest, a patriotic music video for the song "God Will See ...

God TV banned after trying to convert Jews to Christianity

God TV, a worldwide evangelical Christian television network, has been taken off the air in Israel after being accused of trying to convert Jews. The network, w...

God TV banned after trying to convert Jews to Christianity

God TV, a worldwide evangelical Christian television network, has been taken off the air in Israel after being accused of trying to convert Jews. The network, w...

Israel closes Christian television channel in rare move

The Hebrew-speaking "Shelanu" channel, which began airing in late April on GOD TV as part of a seven-year deal, will stop broadcasting this week, according to a...

Photos Best DAB radio for 2020: Get your daily digital radio fix Pocket-lint

Don't tell Spotify, but radio is far from dead. Even though people are flocking to streaming music and podcast platforms in their multitudes, millions of people...

Irish-only radio station EIREWAVE has recorded a rapid rise in the number of listeners tuning in to its exclusively domestic content.

Eirewave (formerly URadio) was established in 2012, and has recorded a rapid rise in the number of listeners. The station promises “Today's best Irish Music” by...

Jamaican on Classic FM List of 11 Black Opera Singers you Should Know

by Delano George Bell Classic FM digital radio has released its list of black opera singers that everyone should know. The list encompasses artists of the past ...

Adam Singer

Adam is currently the Chairman of Digital Radio UK, and sits on the board of Bletchley Park and The Sixteen (one of the UK’s leading choral groups). Adam has wo...

Land Mobile Radio System Market Size, Share, Future Trends, Countless Growth Opportunities, Business Insights and Forecast 2023

Overview: The global land mobile radio system market is anticipated to rise to a valuation of USD 11,099.99 million by 2023, at a 10.69% CAGR during the forecas...

MadHive announces $50M deal with SADA to expand its Google Cloud deployment

Digital TV advertising firm MadHive Inc. announced a five-year deal worth $50 million today with Google Cloud consultancy firm SADA Systems Inc. to expand its u...

1 vision, 3 countries: Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia

At the last U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York in 2019, the leaders of Turkey, Pakistan and Malaysia agreed to launch a joint television channel t...

Digital killed the analog star: Minister calls for TV transformation

The government is calling for private television broadcasters to comply with a national plan to convert analog television to digital television, also known as t...

Pay TV Services Market 2020 Industry Growth Analysis, Segmentation, Size, Share, Trend, Future Demand And Leading Players Updates By Forecast To 2025

. The Latest Research Report on “Pay TV Services Market size | Industry Segment by Applications, by Type, Regional Outlook, Market Demand, Latest Trends, Pay T...

Zuku internet connection prices

Zuku Kenya internet packages and connection prices. Zuku is one of the best companies in Kenya that provides both Internet connection and digital TV. Zuku uses...

Trying to watch Netflix in your RV? Streaming on the road can be tricky — and expensive

A reader's dilemma leads the tech adviser to some interesting discoveries. This week, a reader writes, “I could scream! We are full time RVers. We have a Dish ...

North America Sensor Market Reports Higher Revenue in the Last Five Years

Market’s Top Drivers & Challenges. As it is known that IoT is quite smart and intelligent in nature and has superior aptitudes of sensing the environment and ta...

North America Sensor Market Reports Higher Revenue in the Last Five Years

Market’s Top Drivers & Challenges. As it is known that IoT is quite smart and intelligent in nature and has superior aptitudes of sensing the environment and ta...

QNS wins Phase II SBIR contract from USAF

US-based cybersecurity company Q-Net Security (QNS) has secured a project from the US Air Force (USAF) as part of a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research ...

Samsung announces 'Made in India' Galaxy Watch Active2 4G Aluminium edition

on Thursday expanded its wearables line-up with the launch of the Galaxy Watch Active2 4G Aluminium edition. The smartwatch with LTE network support is South Ko...

10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020; © Copyright 2018 Thai Public Broadcasting Service All rights reserved.

Health minister hosts party same day as latest virus steps announced

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein hosted a birthday bash for his wife, attended by dozens of guests just hours before coronavirus restrictions on social gatherings...

Report: Health minister hosts event before announcing prohibition on gatherings

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein hosted a celebration for his wife's birthday in the presence of dozens of participants shortly before he announced a prohibition ...

59 Episodes of the Historic Public Affairs Series “Black Journal” Now Available Online via the American Archive of Public Broadcasting

From AAPB: A collection of episodes from Black Journal, the first nationally televised public affairs program produced for, about, and by Black Americans has be...

St. Louis name change? Not happening, governor tells Trump

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Despite some calls to change the name of St. Louis, Missouri's governor has told President Donald Trump that it's not going to happen. St. Loui...

What historians will see when they look back on 2020's coronavirus pandemic

Universities, archives and historical societies, ranging from the Smithsonian Natural Museum of American History to a tiny college radio station in Pennsylvania...

Abandon land for a less-taxing life

Suffolk fishermen will be familiar with the Principality of Sealand, a self-proclaimed micro-nation about eight miles off the coast on a disused Second World Wa...

Abandon land for a less-taxing life

Suffolk fishermen will be familiar with the Principality of Sealand, a self-proclaimed micro-nation about eight miles off the coast on a disused Second World Wa...

Tomatoes and Watermelons

From Naewna, May 27, 2017 Title: Fate of Thailand…!! Man on left: Turbulent city bombing. Koo Tee. [Early suspicion about the bombing at the military-run hospit...

National Pirate radio station helps older adults deal with loneliness Scripps National 3:38 PM, May 25, 2020

From the government to nonprofits and individuals, there are so many people helping older adults dealing with isolation and loneliness right now. However, the R...

National Pirate radio station helps older adults deal with loneliness Scripps National 3:38 PM, May 25, 2020

From the government to nonprofits and individuals, there are so many people helping older adults dealing with isolation and loneliness right now. However, the R...