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The Toronto Star publishes my thoughts on the cuts to Radio Canada International

As many of you know, I find the downsizing of major shortwave broadcasters around the world deeply concerning, especially since so much of the world still relies on the medium as a source of news and information, and for some … Continue reading

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RCI Cuts: pink slips – no clear strategy for Internet

(Source: RCI Action) April 25, 2012: Facing the reality of job cuts in any workplace is hard enough. When you’re an employee at Radio Canada International – it’s more than a job. It’s more than just a job loss. Most … Continue reading

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RCI listener comments carry common theme

On RCI’s Listener Letters and the RCI Action committee‘s website, you can read listener reactions to the looming RCI cuts. To their credit, I’ve noticed that RCI programs (like The Link with Marc Montgomery) are continuing “business as usual.” I’ve noticed … Continue reading

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RCI Action Committee: What you can do

(Source: RCI Action) How can you help? How can you help stop this drastic cut of 80% of Radio Canada International’s budget? Please write to Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, and Canadian Heritage Minister James … Continue reading

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The Gazette: CBC cuts gut cherished international service

More attention to the cuts at RCI from The Gazette of Montreal. This article features quotes from my friend, Sheldon Harvey of the CIDX and the International Radio Report: (Source: The Gazette) MONTREAL – Lost amid the auditor-general’s report last … Continue reading

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The Gazette: Tributes to RCI pour in from around the world

A sampling of messages to The Gazette in response to the cuts to Radio Canada International (RCI): (Source: MontrealGazette.com) “This is absolutely dreadful. RCI has been one of the best shortwave radio stations and a much-needed voice of solid, objective … Continue reading

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The Link talks about the cuts at RCI

In this interview with Levon Sevunts, producer for RCI’s The Link, we get a little more insight into the impact of these cuts at Radio Canada International. One notable quote from the audio interview: Sevunts states rather bluntly, “RCI is getting … Continue reading

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