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The Guardian: BBC broadcasts banned over Rawanda genocide documentary

(Source: The Guardian via Andy Sennitt) The Rwandan government has suspended all BBC radio broadcasts in Rwanda’s most common language to protest against the news organisation’s recent documentary about the 1994 genocide in the country. President Paul Kagame’s government, members … Continue reading

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The BBC Genome Project

Many thanks to Mike Barraclough who shares this news: “BBC has today launched a website publishing every BBC programme ever broadcast by the Corporation from digitised editions of the Radio Times 1923-2009. Getting occasional internal errors at the moment presumably due … Continue reading

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FM Radio: saving lives in Burkina Faso

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Ulis, for sharing this video via the BBC News:

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Wartime radio: The secret listeners

After publishing the post about Geoff Hanley and the Radio Security Service last week, I discovered this brilliant 1979 documentary from the BBC which highlights civilian involvement in radio-based intelligence during WWI and WWII. Here’s a description from the East Anglian Film Archive: “It … Continue reading

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How to listen: A 1930 BBC radio manual

Many thanks to David Goren for sharing this article from Open Culture: A comparison between the invention of radio and that of the Internet need not be a strained or superfical exercise. Parallels abound. The communication tool that first drew … Continue reading

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BBC World Service Director, Peter Horrocks, to resign

Another hat tip to Jonathan Marks for this press release from the BBC: (Source: BBC Media Centre) Peter Horrocks, Director of the BBC World Service Group, today announced that he will be leaving the BBC in the new year. Peter … Continue reading

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“This is the BBC” in 1960

Many thanks to Jonathan Marks who apprised me of this excellent 1960 film from the BBC. As Jonathan notes, it’s heavily scripted, but fascinating nonetheless. Click here to view the full video on YouTube or watch via the embedded player below:

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