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Australia Foreign Minister To Get Update On ABC Shortwave Service Ending

The decision has been criticized by various groups in the Pacific. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, December 23, 2016) – Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says in the new year she will seek an update about the planned end to Radio Australia's shortwave service.

News Feature : Bishop presses ABC on Pacific ‘concerns’ over shortwave radio cut [22/12/2016

By Stefan Armbruster. Australia’s foreign minister Julie Bishop has raised the Pacific region’s “concerns” about the ABC’s planned abolition of Radio Australia’s shortwave service with the national broadcaster and will “seek an update in the New Year”.

Australia's Bishop to get update on ABC shortwave cut

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says in the new year she will seek an update about the planned end to Radio Australia's shortwave service. This comes after the Australian Broadcasting Corporation announced that it would cease its shortwave broadcasts at the end of next month.

Pacific Islands News Association Asks Australian Broadcasting Corporation's To Reconsider Decision To End Shortwave Transmission

'ABC shortwave has been a lifeline for many rural people in the Pacific for almost 80 years' WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, December 20, 2016) – The Pacific Islands News Association has joined the growing number of voices opposed to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's decision to end shortwave transmission.

Japan to boost radio programs beamed into North Korea

The Japanese government plans to broadcast its shortwave radio program aimed at Japanese abductees in North Korea on more frequencies in the next fiscal year, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday. The program, “Furusato no Kaze” or Wind from the Homeland, is broadcast in Japanese and....

PINA asks ABC to reconsider shortwave decision

The Pacific Islands News Association has joined the growing number of voices opposed to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's decision to end shortwave transmission. Much of the Pacific remains dependent on shortwave but the ABC said it is old fashioned technology and it will stop using it from the end of January.

Japan to broadcast radio program for North Korea abductees on more frequencies

The government plans to broadcast its shortwave radio program aimed at Japanese abductees in North Korea on more frequencies in the next fiscal year, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. The program, “Furusato no Kaze” (“Wind from the Homeland”), is broadcast in Japanese and Korean, and....

News association urges Australia's ABC to review closure of shortwave service to Pacific

SUVA, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) said on Monday that it is concerned with the decision of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to shut down its shortwave radio services to the Pacific by the end of January 2017.

News association urges Australia's ABC to review closure of shortwave service to Pacific

SUVA, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) said on Monday that it is concerned with the decision of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to shut down its shortwave radio services to the Pacific by the end of January 2017.

Shortwave radio cuts risk NT lives: Labor

Two federal Labor MPs have demanded the national broadcaster reverse a decision to switch off its radio shortwave service in the Northern Territory, which they say could be life threatening. Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon have expressed "deep disappointment"....

Shortwave radio cuts risk NT lives: Labor

Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon have expressed "deep disappointment" about the ABC's plan to cut the transmitters from the end of January. They insist it is a crucial platform which allows listeners in indigenous communities, pastoral stations and other remote areas to access radio during emergencies.

Shortwave radio cuts risk NT lives: Labor

Two federal Labor MPs have demanded the national broadcaster reverse a decision to switch off its radio shortwave service in the Northern Territory, which they say could be life threatening. Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon have expressed "deep disappointment"....

News Feature : Silencing Australia's shortwave voice in the South Pacific [18/12/2016

By Graeme Dobell, The Strategist Australia is to end a 75-year history of shortwave broadcasting to Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific. On December 6, 2016, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation announced that, it will end its shortwave transmission service. in the Northern Territory and South Pacific on January 31, 2017.

PINA calls on ABC to review closure of shortwave service to the Pacific

The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) is concerned with the decision of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to shut down its Shortwave Radio Services to the Pacific by the end of January next year. PINA joins the growing voices opposed to the ABC’s plan to close this ‘valuable and....

In what languages and regions does DW broadcast its radio programs over short wave?

Radio In what languages and regions does DW broadcast its radio programs over short wave? We have a lineup for the regions of Africa and Asia that we broadcast over short wave. Broadcasts are available in Amharic, Hausa, Swahili, English, Portuguese and French for Africa, as well as in Dari and Pashto for Asia.

Mumbai: Port Trust trains guns on Radio Club

The Radio Club with the sea lapping its shores. That has always been the Colaba club's USP. Recently, a clutch of SoBo residents, some from Darukhana near Reay Road and a majority Colaba locals sought an appointment with Bombay Port Trust (MbPT) chief Sanjay Bhatia.

ABC boss Michelle Guthrie urged to abandon ...

"Your decision to cease this shortwave service has caused consternation and alarm across the Northern Territory, particularly as it was not foreseen and had not been the subject of any discussion or consultation of any kind," Senator McCarthy and Mr Snowdon wrote in a letter on Monday.

ABC boss Michelle Guthrie urged to abandon 'perplexing, alarming' NT broadcast decision

"Your decision to cease this shortwave service has caused consternation and alarm across the Northern Territory, particularly as it was not foreseen and had not been the subject of any discussion or consultation of any kind," Senator McCarthy and Mr Snowdon wrote in a letter on Monday.

ABC boss Michelle Guthrie urged to abandon 'alarming' decision

"Your decision to cease this shortwave service has caused consternation and alarm across the Northern Territory, particularly as it was not foreseen and had not been the subject of any discussion or consultation of any kind," Senator McCarthy and Mr Snowdon wrote in a letter on Monday.

ABC boss Michelle Guthrie urged to abandon 'perplexing, alarming' NT broadcast decision

"Your decision to cease this shortwave service has caused consternation and alarm across the Northern Territory, particularly as it was not foreseen and had not been the subject of any discussion or consultation of any kind," Senator McCarthy and Mr Snowdon wrote in a letter on Monday.

ABC boss Michelle Guthrie urged to abandon 'perplexing, alarming' NT broadcast decision

"Your decision to cease this shortwave service has caused consternation and alarm across the Northern Territory, particularly as it was not foreseen and had not been the subject of any discussion or consultation of any kind," Senator McCarthy and Mr Snowdon wrote in a letter on Monday.

World: Pacific nations lose shortwave radio services that evade dictators and warn of natural disasters

Australia's decision to take another step back from international broadcasting by ceasing its far reaching border crossing shortwave radio services has raised questions about who will fill the void. As a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands, triggering a tsunami....

Pacific horrified by ABC axing shortwave

Australian and Pacific Island governments are being urged to pressure the ABC to reconsider ending its shortwave broadcasts to the region. Last weekend, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation announced that regional and domestic shortwave services would finish at the end of next month.

Across the waves

Image copyright American Radio Relay League Image caption The transmitter for the broadcast was set up at Greenwich in Connecticut. Radio enthusiasts have recreated the first ever trans-Atlantic shortwave broadcast - 95 years after it connected Ardrossan and the United States.

Pacific nations lose shortwave radio services that evade dictators and warn of natural disasters

As a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands, triggering a tsunami warning across the Pacific, many residents of the tiny country would have turned to shortwave radio for more information. The tsunami warning has since been called off, though assessments of damage from the quake are not yet complete.

ABC's decision to end shortwave radio service criticised

An Indigenous ranger group in the Northern Territory says the ABC's decision to end its shortwave radio service could be life threatening. The ABC announced this week its three HF shortwave radio transmitters at Katherine, Tennant Creek and Roe Creek (Alice Springs), would be switched off on January 31, 2017.

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How North Koreans bypass media censorship Some catch forbidden programming via shortwave radios, others secretly watch South Korean TV. Denied access to information from abroad, North Koreans have inventive ways of following the news.

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