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BBC & VOA collaborate to fight Ebola

(Source: BBC Media Centre via Andy Sennitt) The BBC World Service and Voice of America (VOA) have entered into a ground-breaking partnership to pool resources and content about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, so as many people as possible … Continue reading

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BBC Relay Station handed back to Seychelles

(Source: Seychelles News Agency via Andy Sennitt) Tuesday November 18 marked the closure of an iconic chapter of Seychelles’ history, signalling the end of an era when information was much more difficult to come by. With much of Africa joining … Continue reading

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China pays local radio and TV stations to broadcast their content

(Source: The Independent via Andy Sennitt) “The BBC has warned that China poses a “direct threat” to its global reach by paying incentives to local broadcast companies to prioritise its state-funded CCTV service over other international networks. Peter Horrocks, the … Continue reading

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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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