Tag Archives: China

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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VOA Reduced TV to China during Hong Kong protests

The website BBG Watch recently posted a guest commentary from an anonymous VOA reporter regarding the loss of VOA Weishi TV during the Hong Kong protests. Here is an excerpt from BBG Watch: “On Monday, September 29, the loyal viewers … Continue reading

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Remembering Radio Beijing: 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre

Today is the 25th anniversary of the horrible events that took place in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, during which Chinese troops opened fire on unarmed student demonstrators. In this off-air shortwave radio recording of Radio Beijing, made on June … Continue reading

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Is Firedrake on the decline?

Have you noticed less Firedrake broadcasts lately? I certainly have.  My buddy David pointed this out to me last week and since then I haven’t heard Firedrake even once. I have, however, heard the more aggressive and noisy Chinese jamming … Continue reading

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The 24th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Yesterday, I had two reminders of how important shortwave radio is in China. The first was this incredible recording shared by David Goren–an unidentified Radio Beijing announcer who departed from the script and commented on the massacre of protestors in … Continue reading

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Epoch Times: Radio Taiwan International dismantling two transmission sites?

Update: This article, from the Epoch Times, is somewhat misleading: it appears that RTI is not actually being silenced; rather, they’re merely removing sites that are retired and redundant. See post comments for more info. (Source: Epoch Times) Media freedom in … Continue reading

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Sky News reporter detained in China while on air

This is not a shortwave radio news item, but nonetheless relevant in the context of free press (or lack thereof) in China: Thanks to Andy Sennitt for sharing.

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