RT hands over info on MH17 fragments, shown in its documentary, to the Netherlands

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 in AIB News Feed

RT has handed over information on the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane’s fragments to the Dutch agency heading the international probe into the crash. The investigators earlier contacted the network over the footage shown in a recent RTDoc film ‘MH17: A Year Without Truth’.   The film showed fragments of the crashed Boeing and pieces of luggage were still scattered in the area at the time of filming, many of which have since been collected by the...

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Radio Yugoslavia closes

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 in General Broadcast, Programming

International Radio Serbia – or Radio Yugoslavia – has been closed down by the Serbian government. The move was first announced in April when the government published its media strategy and new law on public information which was adopted in 2014 and brought about the end of state ownership of the media or its funding. During protests in April, a letter from the station’s staff was handed to Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic...

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RNW Media ships mobile radio stations to quake-hit Nepal

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 in AIB news archive, AIB News Feed, News from Members

RNW Media has supplied mobile radio stations to two earthquake-ravaged regions in Nepal. The “radios in a box” [RIAB] were sent to restore communication in two agricultural areas, each situated around 100 kilometres from the capital Kathmandu. It took RNW Media’s Technical Coordinator Marc Brouwer a three-hour drive eastwards on dirt roads to reach Krishi Radio,  the “first and only agricultural radio of Nepal”, with a reach of around 25,000...

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BBC Africa offers live EPL coverage

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 in AIB news archive, AIB News Feed, News from Members

From Saturday 8 August, football fans in Africa can follow the exciting live action of the new season of the Barclays Premier League in four languages.  BBC Africa will bring commentary from matches of the world-famous league to football fans across the continent – in French, Hausa, Somali and Swahili. Broadcasts are available on BBC FM stations and partner radio networks. The programmes provide live match commentary and also interaction...

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Sweden’s Newstag selected as a top international start-up by leading mobile foundation

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 in AIB News Feed

Stockholm-based Newstag, the ‘mobile-first’ video news service, has been selected as one of 15 top start-ups in an international contest to recognise the most innovative use of mobile technology in business.   The entrepreneurial ventures were picked during this year’s GSMA Mobile World Congress – the premier event for the global mobile industry – by Mobile World Capital Barcelona, the not-for-profit foundation established to promote the...

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US National Press Club honours Azeri journalist

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 in AIB news archive

America’s National Press Club presented its highest press freedom prize to jailed Azeri investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova (pictured) on 29 July. Ismayilova has been held in pretrial detention in a Baku prison for 234 days on charges many observers link to her investigations of high-level corruption involving Azeri President Ilham Aliyev, and which could bring a prison sentence of 19 years. RFE/RL Editor in...

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