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Will Wyatt, Chief Executive, BBC

TBS: You alluded in your presentation at the 1998 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam to the fact that the fast pace of technological growth could lead to a wide gap between those who are "high-tech" and an "information underclass," in terms of nations, regions, and individuals. Do you think that public …

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Dubai Cable Trade Talk

EDTV to Launch Four New Free-to-Air Channels, New Arabsat Captures Middle East Hotbird Status The big story from the 1999 Dubai Cable and Satellite Show was Arabsat 3A, which was successfully launched February 27, 1999, and which will be co-located with its existing sister craft. But the main news from the …

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The People’s Communication Charter: An Introduction

Disempowerment and Empowerment Today we observe, across the world, that people face pervasive worldwide governmental and commercial censorship; distorted and misleading information; stereotyped and damaging images of the human condition including gender, age, race, ethnicity, sexuality, physical and mental illness and disability; restricted access to knowledge, and insufficient channels to …

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Bell Atlantic Temple University Conference on Digital Communication “The Challenge of the Digital Age: A Forum of Diverse Perspectives”

A report of the Strategic Planning Session held November 20, 1998 at the Sugarloaf Conference Center of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania By conference organizer George Gerbner  Bell Atlantic Professor of Telecommunications, Temple University On November 20, 1998, Bell Atlantic-Pennsylvania and Temple University sponsored a strategic planning session for an international …

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ART Puts Together First-Ever Arab Global Telethon

Arab Radio and Television (ART), as the "flagship Arab network" for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) TeleFood '98, broadcast the first global Arab satellite telethon in history, "Against Hunger." The aim of the event was raising money for projects to help poor farmers increase production and improve …

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Transnational Media and Social Change in the Arab World

[Editor�s note: This article is an excerpt from a policy paper entitled "New Media New Politics? From Satellite Television to the Internet in the Arab World" published by The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1998. If you would like to order a copy of the publication, see http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/pubs/pp.htm] Rise …

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Localizing the Global in India: New Imperatives for International Communication Scholarship in the Satellite Era

As innumerable media corporations execute decisions made in boardrooms (where "globalization" and "deregulation" are the mantras), the challenges facing international communication scholars become veritable riddles of the Sphinx. They watch in bewilderment as transborder commercial satellites pulverize the protective, monopolistic, state-controlled broadcasting regimes of erstwhile colonies of South Asia. They …

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