Archive for the ‘Public Service Media’ Category

New research survey on community radio in Ireland

Monday, February 6th, 2012

CRAOL, the Irish community radio organization, has sponsored a survey investigating how the public views the mass media, and exploring their knowledge of community radio. Among the key findings (with both positives and negative implications for the sector): Nearly 80% of all adults in the Republic of Ireland agree that news ...

The perils of poor copy-editing

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

This article about PhoneDog's suing of a former employee, Noah Kravitz, over his twitter account is interesting in itself (they're claiming rights to the account followers, as a customer list, and seeking compensation on that basis). However, what caught my eye was the claim in the RTÉ sub-heading that Kravitz ...

Lessons from Chile: workers’ rights, safety

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Posted on the BBC's live coverage of the miners' rescue effort in Chile: Daniel Owusu-Koranteng, a former Ghanian miner and head of a miners' rights lobby group, tells BBC Focus on Africa that African mining could learn valuable lessons from Chile's experience. "It is a wake up call for all of ...

Following the Irish election, at home and abroad

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

This is the first Irish election in many years where I have not been following the results from the counting centre. I remember in 1987 heading in to see the last few hours of the Galway-West count, as Michael D. regained his seat in the Dáil. There's something special for ...

DTV coming to Ireland – public platform plans announced

Monday, August 11th, 2008

As another follow-up - this time to my post on commercial DTV in Ireland - the plans for the publicly-operated multiplex have been announced. With transmissions expected from Autumn 2009 (and the analogue signals to be switched off by 2012), the roll-out will be phased in over time - 80% ...

Overview of Venezuelan media

Monday, July 21st, 2008

One of my colleagues in the ICR, Andrew Kennis, has published an overview of the Venezuelan media system at Narconews. He starts with an analysis of US coverage, such as of the recent decision not to renew the license of one of the independent commercial stations, and moves on to ...

Contacting RTÉ about medium wave

Friday, February 15th, 2008

I've discussed the pending elimination of medium wave broadcasts a number of times here. If you're interested in contacting RTÉ to comment on the decision, their Information Office is the most readily available email address you can use.  I've already contacted RTÉ, and include the text of my email below.

Opposition coalesces against axing of MW by RTÉ

Monday, February 11th, 2008

The Éan (Emigrant Advice Network) blog has compiled a list of coverage of RTÉ's decision to cease broadcasts on Medium Wave. In my own piece I noted that while RTÉ touted the fact that it would continue service on Long Wave:LW is not present on most domestic receivers at this stage, so it will ...

RTÉ to abandon Medium-wave

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Reports over the past few days that RTÉ is to drop its medium-wave broadcasts from March. In many senses it's not surprising, given that FM has been the dominant band in Ireland, particularly since the decision to license local stations (almost) exclusively on FM (and one can look previously to ...

Continued EU attacks on public service broadcasting

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

The EU continues its slow assault on public service broadcasting (framed as preventing 'unfair' subvention that might interfere with commercial media operations) with a new consultation process into state aid and public broadcasting. The consultation runs until 10th March, 2008, and responses can be made online.