Archive for January, 2007

Troubling attacks on community radio

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Two disturbing attacks on Community Radio activists today - both from areas that have been much in the news recently. In Oaxaca two community radio journalists were beaten and one arrested last Wednesday night, while in Nepal there have been attacks on community radio stations (and journalists) for the past week ...

Ireland closer to religious radio

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

The BCI has announced a decision to shortlist two applicants - Spirit Radio and YES Radio - for the "Quasi-National Christian & Religious Service." I've previously noted the change in nomenclature from 'religious' to 'Christian' radio.

Exam tips on Flirt FM

Friday, January 19th, 2007

NUI, Galway Students' Union is to make use of Flirt FM as part of its support mechanisms for students around exam time.

Community radio update: Nigeria, Kenya, UK

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

A report today from Nigeria where the Information Minister is placing community radio at the center of plans to liberalize the airwaves:The Minister, who was elated by the timely submission of the Committee's report, identified Community Radio as one of the most cost effective media for reaching the grassroots population, ...

Community radio roundup: Australian station shut

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Melbourne Indymedia reports that an Australian community station lost its license - because it wasn't demonstrating a commitment to community access and involvement:One of the key issues was the stations failure to encourage or allow involvement from people in the local area. ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman says there was no indication ...

Genealogy, tourism, and Ireland

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

In talking about the Irish economy to acquaintances in the US, I frequently mention the genealogy industry, and its link to tourism. One issue that hadn't occured to me - dealt with in a new paper in First Monday - is the impact of internet-accessible services on the Irish genealogy ...

Grammar peeves

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

There's a 'standard' grammatical error, whereby when a person is talking about doing something with another person they say "My brother and me went to the shops" or similar. To avoid this, generations of teachers have stressed the importance of saying "my brother and I went..." instead. That's not my peeve. ...