Archive for November, 2004

Reform of UNSC pending?

Monday, November 22nd, 2004

It appears the chances for reform of the UN security council are increasing. However, the report I saw only mentions moves to increase the size of the council - something Germany and others are pushing for - and nothing about another pressing issue: the need for reform of the veto ...

Attacks on LPFM in localism filings

Monday, November 22nd, 2004

From the Prometheus radio project:We're writing this note to let you know about a great opportunity to expand Low Power FM -- and to encourage you to act on it now, before time runs out. We need you to file comments at the FCC before -December 1st-, and tell ...

How good?

Sunday, November 21st, 2004

The Observer has an interesting commentary on the Economist's finding that Ireland is the 'best' country in the world in which to live.

Dr Pepper at NCA “Policies for the broadband and digital migration: lessons from the internet”

Sunday, November 21st, 2004

I was in Chicago at the National Communications Convention, and on Saturday I had an opportunity to have lunch with, and then hear a talk by, Robert Pepper, the Senior Policy Analyst of the FCC. An affable, engaging, and obviously intelligent man, he's a persuasive speaker.

Clear Channel and localism

Friday, November 19th, 2004

Clear Channel are to put more emphasis on the local information on station websites. I suppose if your radio station doesn't have community-specific content, you may as well trumpet the little stuff you do have.

Níl ann ach gnó

Thursday, November 18th, 2004

Why is it that some of the best anti-war commentary in the Irish Times is in Irish?Céad míle fáilte, céad míle corpán. Céad míle saighdiúir eachtrannach ag tuirlingt sa tSionainn ar a slí chun páirceanna an áir; céad míle fear, bean agus leanbh nár dhein dochar d'fhéileacán ná d'fheithid a ...

Republican calls for end to embedding

Thursday, November 18th, 2004

What do you do when reporters show that war is resulting in atrocities? You try to stop the reporting of course.

Cogadh agus Daonnacht

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Bhí mé ag léamh píosa san Irish Times agus bhí abairt suimúil ann: "ghoid an foréigean cuid dá dhaonnacht de." Tá an túdar ag caint faoi scéal Ghearmáinais, is pearsa shamhailteach atá í gceist, ach creidím go bhfuil cuid den fhírinne ann. Sa Ghuardian inniú tá iarshaighdiúir ag scríobh faoi ...

Two pieces on LPFM

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

It's amazing how articles with profiles of LPFM stations and coverage of the issues tend to appear in clusters.

High school radio under threat in Michigan

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

Free Press has a copy of a Detroit Free Press article covering the attempts of a religious broadcaster to muscle in on the frequency, and airtime, of various high school stations in Michigan.