A dumb Oz decision in the South Pacific | The Strategist...


aspistrategist.org.au | 2017-05-03 18:03 UTC

The decision of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to end shortwave broadcasts to the South Pacific is a serious blunder, based on a shrinking, insular view of ABC responsibilities. The ABC should be embarrassed...Only an organisation that’s spent the last decade withdrawing resources from the South Pacific would’ve been trapped into choosing between shortwave and FM transmitters. Shortwave speaks to a whole country while FM’s more limited reach means it covers the capital or a region. Both services are essential in the South Pacific because radio is vital to the life of the Islands.

By janderson on 2017-05-03 18:03 UTC
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