Tag Archives: The Guardian

While Ofcom threatens RT, Voice of Russia launches as “Sputnik”

As some attentive SWLing Post readers have noted, the Voice of Russia has found a new identity–Sputnik News Agency and Radio–with a new website/news portal to match. Here’s the message the (former) Voice of Russia posted on their website today: “Dear readers, we are excited to announce … Continue reading

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Guardian: BBC World Service asking for voluntary redundancies

(Source: The Guardian) Corporation’s global arm to close 73 editorial posts, but hopes to avoid compulsory layoffs as part of £42m budget cuts The BBC World Service has urged all its network news journalists to consider voluntary redundancy as it aims to … Continue reading

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Guardian article on “the rise and rise of radio”

(Source: Susanna Rustin, The Guardian) What is it about radio that has made it so durable, and able to coexist not only through the age of television, but the age of new media too? As social networking giant Facebook prepares to … Continue reading

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Shortwave radios keep Burmese informed

Filed under our ever-growing tag, “why shortwave radio“: (Source: The Guardian, via Kim Andrew Elliot) Zigon does, however, have electricity – unlike 90% of Burmese villages – installed by the government late last year. This has meant a number of … Continue reading

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