RFE/RL reaching loyal audience

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 in AIB members, AIB News Feed, News from Members

RFE/RL serves a measured audience of 27 million people a week in 23 nations and territories by video, social networks, mobile apps, websites, podcasts and radio – whatever media they use most. From its Prague headquarters and 18 news bureaus, it provides local news and information in 26 languages to the nations of the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, including a round-the-clock Russian-language television channel. Through last September, RFE/RL recorded one billion page views on its websites, 300 million views on YouTube and 225 million engaged users on Facebook, plus many more visits and views...

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CCTV rebrands in new global push

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 in AIB news archive, AIB News Feed, General Broadcast

CCTV has disappeared as a brand from China’s consumer-facing international TV channels, replaced by a new name: China Global Television Network (CGTN). Overnight on 30 December, CCTV’s English, Arabic, Spanish, Russian and French channels were rebranded under the CGTN umbrella, while new mobile apps were launched. According to the South China Morning Post, CCTV carried out the rebranding to “integrate resources and to adapt to the trend of media convergence”, with foreign language channels, video content and digital media falling under the new group. This rebranding – and the new apps – are part of a continuing effort by China...

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New top level domain for the world’s radio industry

Posted on Dec 21, 2016 in AIB News Feed, General Broadcast, News from AIB, Slider

In 2017, a new top level domain (TLD) will be launched on the Internet for the global radio industry. .radio is a Community TLD, led by a community of interest for the benefit of the entire radio community. The Association for International Broadcasting joined with other organisations around the world to support the .radio application to the Internet’s controlling body. ICANN accepted .radio as a TLD to be administered by the world’s radio industry, administered by the EBU and supported by an advisory board. The board will convene at the end of January at which time its membership will...

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Highlights from the AIBs 2016

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 in AIB News Feed, News from AIB, Slider, The AIBs 2016

If you attended the AIBs in November 2016, you might like to watch a short video with highlights from the event. And if you weren’t there, but want to know what the annual awards for factual TV, radio and online productions are like, here’s your chance! Watch our highlights video here We would love you to get involved in the AIBs 2017. Entries open in April, judging takes place in September, and the awards will be presented at our gala awards night on 1 November 2017 in London. You can also sponsor the AIBs 2017. Full information in our...

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Turkmenistan Escalates Attacks Against RFE/RL Journalists

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 in AIB News Feed, Members, News from Members

(WASHINGTON — December 5, 2016) Turkmen authorities have arrested contributor Khudayberdy Allashov on charges of possessing chewing tobacco only days after one RFE/RL correspondent was threatened with arrest and another was physically injured in a series of violent attacks. “We believe these charges are part of a targeted campaign intended to silence our Turkmen Service and intimidate the Turkmen people,” said RFE/RL President Thomas Kent. “Over the last 18 months our reporters have been arrested, held incommunicado, beaten, interrogated, threatened and arbitrarily jailed, and we hold the Turkmen government responsible.” Allashov was apprehended in Turkmenistan’s northern Dashoguz province on December 3, when a group...

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