AIB media industry news desk

BBC World Service steps up shortwave broadcasts in Kashmir

BBC World Service steps up shortwave broadcasts in Kashmir

BBC World Service has extended output on shortwave radio in Indian-administered Kashmir to provide reliable news and information. Director of the BBC World Service, Jamie Angus (pictured), said:  “The provision of independent and trusted news in places of conflict and...

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AIB industry briefing for August 2019 published

AIB industry briefing for August 2019 published

The AIB has published its latest briefing reporting on selected stories from the global media industry. From media freedom to new appointments, new programming to public service licence fee changes, the regular briefing is received by more than 27,000 people in the...

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Football leagues ramp up pressure on Saudi Arabia

Football leagues ramp up pressure on Saudi Arabia

In an unprecedented collaboration, football leagues FIFA, the AFC, UEFA, the Bundesliga, LaLiga, the Premier League and Lega Serie A have called on the authorities in Saudi Arabia to take action against pirate pay-TV operator BeoutQ. The seven leagues have said that...

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Ireland to replace traditional TV licence fee

Ireland to replace traditional TV licence fee

The Irish government is to replace the traditional TV licence fee - currently EUR160 - with a new "device-independent broadcasting charge". The change was announced by Ireland's Minister for Communications Richard Bruton on 2 August and forms part of a comprehensive...

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VoA Bangla launches Rohingya lifeline radio show

VoA Bangla launches Rohingya lifeline radio show

The Voice of America’s Bangla language service has launched a five-day-a-week radio show in Rohingya, the language spoken by Muslim refugees who have fled Myanmar. More than 800,000 people have taken refuge at the Kutupalong camp, one of the world’s largest refugee...

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