BBC Monitoring World Media 8 Nov 96 Edition 45 - preview

BBC Monitoring World Media 8 Nov 96 Edition 45 - preview

Post by Chris_McWhin.. » Fri, 08 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Preview of this week's 'World Media' from BBC Monitoring

World Media 8th November 1996 Edition 45 1996

EDITORIAL ANALYSIS - The Taleban, Rabbani and the Afghan media

When the Taleban militia entered Kabul in September they gained control
of Radio Afghanistan and Afghan TV. The television station was promptly
closed and many newspapers ceased publication. At the end of October
a new radio station calling itself Radio Afghanistan appeared and it did not
claim to be from Kabul or call itself the Voice of Islamic Law, as the
Taleban
station had been doing (the Pro-Rabbani Radio Afghanistan is heard on 7100
kHz).

AUSTRALIA - Radio Australia expands Internet news

Radio Australia has extended its English-language international news
service on the Internet, and its news bulletins  format has changed.
http://www.abc.net.au/ra

CHINA - Plans to launch 30 satellites in 15 years

China, which has already launched 48 satellites for other countries, will
use Long March rocket carriers to launch 30 more in the next 15 years.

NIGERIA - TV and radio relocate to Abuja

The Federal Radio Corporation and the Nigerian Television Authority
have relocated to the federal capital territory, Abuja.

RUSSIA - New satellite TV channel to launch

A new satellite TV channel named STS and described as a "family
entertainment" channel plans to start broadcasting on 1st December.

UKRAINE - Subcarpathian TV cuts in Hungarian

The head of Subcarpathian TV says financial reasons are behind the
reductions in his organization s broadcasts in Hungarian.

UKRAINE/RUSSIA - Crimean body wants full ORT relays

Crimea s Supreme Council has called on the Ukrainian authorities to ensure
continued relays of all the programmes from Russian Public TV (ORT).

UNITED KINGDOM/QATAR - BBC WS relay deal is first in Arab world

BBC World Service radio programmes in Arabic and English will be
rebroadcast on FM in Qatar in the first such deal in the Arab world.

UNITED KINGDOM/THAILAND - BBC WS relay officially opened

BBC World Service s Asia Relay Station north of Bangkok has been formally
opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

BROADCAST SCHEDULES

The transmission schedules of the following
broadcasters were also available this week:

Radio Prague
HJCB Voice of the Andes
Radio Norway International
Voice of Russia
Radio Slovakia International
Voice of Free Asia
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

In next week's issue:

Iran starts Albanian radio service.
Turksat transponder loading.

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