Highlights/public broadcasting

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Public broadcasting threatened- Switzerland case

skype video interview at bottom of story Swiss referendum may decide to close public broadcasting When radio started in the early part of the last century, most countries established a national public broadcasting system; first radio, then television, and now» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

History: Nov 2, 1936 -Canada’s Public Broadcaster birthday: 80 today

Canada’s public broadcaster, the CBC, is 80 years old today. Modelled somewhat on the BBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation came into being on November 2, 1936. Surprisingly many of the issues that led to the creation of the CBC, are» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Politics, Society

Concern for public broadcasting in Canada.

Anthony S Manera was appointed to the presidency of Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC/Radio-Canada for a five year term in 1994.  A year later, he resigned in protest over the hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts and shortfall he» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Politics, Society

Protesters want moratorium on cuts at national public broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada

A noisy demonstration Wednesday (April 15) by employees, unionists, and some politicians in front of the French headquarters of CBC/Radio-Canada called for a moratorium on cuts at the national radio and television public broadcaster. The $130 million dollars and 657 job»