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India: Entertainment, media industry growing steadily (Report)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 18, 2008

New Delhi: It is estimated that the Indian entertainment and media industry is set to touch Rs 1,15,700 crore ($28.9 billion) by 2012 with a compounded annual growth rate of 18 percent between 2008 and 2012, says a latest report by FICCI and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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The report pegs the size of the industry at an estimated Rs 51,300 crore* in 2007 up from Rs 43,800 crore in 2006. “The performance of the Indian entertainment and media industry has surpassed the performance of the Indian economy and most other industries in 2007. In the last four years (2004-07), the industry recorded a cumulative growth of 19 percent on an overall basis,” the report said.
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The advertising industry contributed a share of 38 percent in the overall industry revenue of 2007, up from 37 percent in 2006. The advertising industry itself recorded a growth of 22 percent over the previous year contributing an estimated Rs 19,600 crore in 2007 as compared with Rs 16,100 crore in 2006. In the last four years, the advertising industry recorded a cumulative growth of 20 percent on an overall basis. The report put the size of the TV industry at Rs 22,600 crore, print media at Rs 14,900 crore, filmed entertainment at Rs 9,600 crore and the radio at Rs 620 crore for the year 2007..
The report comes at a time when the curtains of FICCI-FRAMES 2008 – a global convention on the business of entertainment – are all set to go up on March 25 in Mumbai. The event is expected to see the participation of over 2,500 Indian and foreign delegates, from nearly 20 countries, in seminars and networking business sessions.

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*) 1 Rs = 1 Rupee (in Jan 2008: 100 Euro = 5.731,25 INR; 100 INR = 1,74 EUR) | (Indian) Crore = 100 lakh or 10 million

(Source: Thue – March 18, 2008 | siliconindia.com | News)

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People Infocom (Mauj Mobile) leads 3G services wave…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 18, 2008

People Infocom (Mauj Mobile), one of India’s leading end-to-end Managed Services Provider has created a new age 3G Portal for the Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) – (wap.o.com.bh & http://www.o.com.bh). The portal launched under the brand name ‘O’ has been specifically designed for Batelco’s recently unveiled 3G Network.
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This project has showcased People Infocom’s expertise in platform management and content delivery as the initiative has been powered by the company’s cutting edge Platform – ArmadaTM. People Infocom, known for its high-quality platform management technology is responsible for developing, designing, hosting and maintaining Batelco’s 3G portal – ‘O’.
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This next generation Portal has an English and Arabic Version. The Rich User Interface provides the consumer ease of content discovery, in turn assuring the operator of customer stickiness, resulting in generating higher ARPUs (average revenue per user).
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Commenting on this achievement, Mr. Manoj Dawane, CEO, People Infocom, said, “3G technology is the next wave in the wireless world, and India will soon be a part of this revolution. It is a feeling of great achievement & pride for us to have had the opportunity to represent India in this space internationally, through our association with Batelco. ‘O’ has provided us the stage to showcase People Infocom’s potential in Platform and Service management. This is just a peek into the future and we hope to see more Indian Telecom companies, MVAS players and Media houses expanding their businesses to embrace this technology.”
( Source: March 18, 2008 | thebusinessedition.com )

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ROG verurteilt Vorgehen gegen Medien / Hintergrund Pressefreiheit Tibet…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 18, 2008

China 18.03.08
ROG verurteilt Vorgehen gegen Medien / Hintergrund Pressefreiheit Tibet

Reporter ohne Grenzen (ROG) - Peking 2008 - Tibet

Reporter ohne Grenzen (ROG) verurteilt das Vorgehen der chinesischen Behörden gegen eine freie Berichterstattung aus Tibet auf das Schärfste. Ausländische Journalisten dürfen seit dem 12. März nicht mehr einreisen. Die Zensur des Internets und der Presse wurde ausgeweitet. Mindestens 25 Journalisten, unter ihnen 15 aus Hongkong, mussten Tibet oder angrenzende ehemals tibetische Gebiete verlassen.

„Dass ausländische Journalisten sich frei in China bewegen dürfen, war eine der wenigen positiven Entwicklungen im Vorfeld der Olympischen Spiele. Doch darüber hat sich die chinesische Regierung angesichts der Proteste in Tibet hinweggesetzt“, so ROG. „Peking hat erneut sein Olympia-Versprechen gebrochen, die Lage der Menschenrechte zu verbessern.“ Nun werde ein Aufstand möglichst ohne Zeugen niedergeschlagen.

Die wenigen ausländischen Journalisten, die noch in Tibet sind, können kaum ungehindert recherchieren, da die Städte von Polizei und Militär kontrolliert werden.
Telefonleitungen sind nach Informationen von ROG teilweise unterbrochen. Zugang zum Internet ist möglich, doch ist die bestehende Zensur verschärft worden. Die Videoplattform YouToube etwa, auf der Bilder von den Demonstrationen stehen, kann in China und Tibet nicht aufgerufen werden. Auch die Nachrichtenseiten von BBC, CNN und Yahoo waren in den vergangenen Tagen häufig nicht erreichbar. Seiten hingegen, auf denen in Kommentaren zum Mord an ‚Tibetischen Separatisten’ aufgerufen wird, sind zugänglich, obwohl die chinesischen Behörden alle Seiten mit Informationen zu Tibet kontrollieren. „Diese Form der Zensur nimmt rassistische Züge an“, so ROG.

Internationale Fernsehsender wie CNN und BBC wurden mehrmals unterbrochen – immer dann wenn sie Bilder von den Demonstrationen zeigten. Das staatliche chinesische Fernsehen hingegen hat nur die Ausschreitungen von Tibetern gegen chinesische Geschäfte gesendet ohne über die Toten auf tibetischer Seite oder den Aufmarsch der Armee zu berichten.

Hintergrund Pressefreiheit in Tibet

Der Zugang zu nicht-offiziellen Informationen ist grundsätzlich schwierig in Tibet. Sämtliche Medien sind unter Kontrolle der Kommunistischen Partei oder der Behörden. Einige Untergrund-Publikationen, meist von Mönchen erstellt, zirkulieren heimlich.

Chinesische und tibetische Journalisten unterliegen in Tibet wesentlich strengeren Vorgaben als in China selbst. Parteimitglieder haben allen Schlüsselposition der tibetischen Medien inne, redaktionelle Spielräume gibt es nicht, Zensoren prüfen jeden Artikel.

Der Empfang der wichtigsten Radiosender, die in tibetischer Sprache nach Tibet senden, wird regelmäßig gestört. „Radio Free Asia“ und „Voice of America“ (beide in den USA stationiert) sowie „Voice of Tibet“, der aus Indien sendet, sind nicht zuletzt Dank Technologien der französischen Firma Thalès oft nicht zu hören.

Das Internet überwachen die chinesischen Behörden besonders. In Internetcafés lassen sie Ausweise kontrollieren, zahlreiche Webseiten und Diskussionsforen wurden im vergangenen Jahr geschlossen.

Auf der jährlichen Rangliste von Reporter ohne Grenzen zur Lage der Pressefreiheit weltweit ist China auf Platz 163 von 169.

Weitere Informationen zu unseren Forderungen rund um die Olympischen Spiele finden Sie hier:
www.reporter-ohne-grenzen.de/peking-2008-ii.html

Für Rückfragen:
Katrin Evers
Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Fon +49-30-6158585 – Fax +49-30-6145649
presse@reporter-ohne-grenzen.de
http://www.reporter-ohne-grenzen.de

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Musikmesse 2008… Final Report

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 15, 2008

Final report: 112,000 visitors from 126 countries! Musikmesse & Prolight + Sound beat 2007 record figures by 4 percent ( Mar 15, 2008 )

  • 112,000 visitors from 126 countries: Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound beat last year’s record by four percent
  • Orientation for the trade, internationality and over 250 events for music lovers at Musikmesse 2008
  • Prolight + Sound 2008: the hub for large-scale projects and strategic investments in the event-technology sector

Musikmesse Frankfurt 2008 (Poster)After four days, the International Musikmesse and the Prolight + Sound trade fair closed their doors today after setting a number of new records: “Together, the two leading trade fairs attracted 112,000 visitors, more than ever before”, said Detlef Braun, Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt. “The atmosphere generated by the trade, industry and service sector in Frankfurt was excellent and they have gone away to begin their post-fair business with full address and order books. A high level of satisfaction on both the exhibitor and visitor sides was apparent from the very first day of the fair. With this great echo and a record number of 2,500 exhibitors, the Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound have convincingly demonstrated the correctness of their concepts where it counts – in the market place – in their third and second decades respectively.”

The 112,000 visitors (2007: 107,600) came from 126 countries. The best-represented European visitor nations after Germany were Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, France, Italy, Great Britain, Switzerland, Spain, Austria and Greece. From overseas, the most visitors travelled from the USA, South Korea, Japan, Israel, China, Australia, Brazil and Canada.

Particularly good from the German point of view was the large number of domestic participants and the positive atmosphere thus generated. For Dagmar Sikorski, Chairperson of the German Music Industry and Event Equipment Federation (Dachverband Musikwirtschaft und Veranstaltungstechnik – DVMV), “The music sector has rediscovered its optimism at the foremost international market place: everyone involved in the fair was delighted by and motivated by the large number of exhibitors and visitors. Particularly encouraging was that many visitors looking around the Musikmesse halls on the public day were under 20. On the trade side, exhibitors welcomed numerous dealers and musicians, especially from East Europe, the southeast of the European Union and Russia.”

All in all, the Musikmesse exhibitors were very pleased with their results at the fair (76 percent), especially with the number of trade visitors to their stands and the decision-making authority of these visitors. The proportion of trade visitors with buying and decision-making authority (45 percent) was up five percent on the previous year. 96 percent of visitors said their visit had been very successful. Apart from the broad range of products to be seen, the major factors contributing to this were the extensive programme and the informa¬tion and demonstration areas tailored to the needs of individual target groups, e.g., musikbiz (Hall 4.2) for young musicians wanting to market their own work and musik4kids, which is aimed at children from kindergarten age to 14.

The extensive complementary programme of this year’s Musikmesse with 250 live concerts, workshops, product demonstrations, activities for young people, autograph sessions and awards ceremonies more than justified the Musikmesse’s claim to present the world of music making in all its multifarious aspects – not just for the trade but also for the general public. Thus, the public day on Saturday attracted tens of thousands of music lovers.

Stars such as Paquito D’Rivera, Slash, Howard Jones, Yngwie Malmsteen and Revolverheld gave live performances. This year’s Frankfurt Music Prize went to Latin jazz musician Paquito D’Rivera, the German Music Instrument Prize of the German Ministry for Economics and Technology to three instrument makers from Saxony, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Piano Player of the Year was entertainer Helge Schneider. The final round of the sixth edition of the SchoolJam competition for school bands throughout Germany was won by two groups from the State of Hesse: ‘Glory of Joann’ from Eschwege and ‘The Humus’ from Frankfurt am Main.

This year saw Prolight + Sound take the final step to being the international platform for large-scale projects in the event-technology sector. Günther Sonderwald, Martin Professional (Germany): “Prolight + Sound has always been the most important indicator for our sector. Never before, however, have so many major projects and strategic investments been discussed as this year. Accordingly, it is no exaggeration to speak of this fair as a great success.”

Prolight + Sound has developed this profile through its unique spectrum of seminars, product demonstrations and forums for experts from the fields of event technology and management: with the Prolight + Sound Media Systems trade fair, it presents the latest media technology and systems integration innovations. The associated Media Systems Congress was the biggest information event at Prolight + Sound and attracted 500 participants to its 35 lectures and discussions. New this year was the MICE exhibition area (‘Messen’ (Fairs), Incentives, Conventions, Events) at which 20 event-centre operators made presentations aimed at corporate event planners, event managers and marketing managers.

Both exhibitors and visitors were extremely pleased with the results of the fair. 89 percent of exhibitors said they were very satisfied with their business results and emphasised not only the orders place but also the purchasing and decision-making authority of visitors. The visitor level of satisfaction remained at the same very high level as 2007: 97 percent.

A high degree of attention was accorded by more than the specialist groups concerned to the Sinus – Systems Integration Award, which was given for the fifth time running for outstanding achievements in the field of media technology and systems integration, and to the 7th Opus – German Stage Prize – for technical and design achieve¬ments in the stage and set construction.

With 35 percent of visitors coming from abroad, both fairs confirmed their position as the world’s biggest trade fairs for, on the one hand, musical instruments, music software & computer hardware, sheet music and accessories and, on the other hand, event and com¬munication technology, audio-visual production and entertainment. For German suppliers and the trade, they are and will remain the biggest order platforms.

The statistics for the Musikmesse reflect the record participation on the exhibitor side: 1,652 companies (2007: 1,603) presented their brand-name instruments and new products. Prolight + Sound was also distinguished by a new exhibitor record with 837 companies (2007: 795). Together, the two fairs occupied 180,000 square metres of exhibition space (gross) in the halls and on the outdoor area.

The international Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound trade fairs will next be held in Frankfurt am Main from 1 to 4 April 2009.

Musikmesse Frankfurt 2009

Additional exhibitor opinions:

Musikmesse
“The German musical-instrument industry enjoyed its best-ever presentation at this year’s Musikmesse”, said Gerhard A. Meinl, Chairman of the Federal Association of German Musical Instrument Manufacturers (Bundesverband der Deutschen Musikinstrumenten-Hersteller e. V. – BDMH). “Particularly en¬couraging was the fact that, besides the usual high level of demand for electric instruments, customers were also very interested in acoustic instruments – and that not only on the part of our foreign buyers and customers but also those from Germany. This trend could be seen on the market at the end of 2007 and has since developed into a solid perspective for the coming year. It was also important to see how an increasing number of instrument makers and smaller companies with products in the high-end segment are now choosing the Musikmesse as their marketing platform.”

Federation of German Music Dealers (Gesamtverband Deutscher Musikfachgeschäfte e.V.), Arthur Knopp: “The Musikmesse was a great success for the specialist music trade and it generated genuine impulses not only for electronic and classical musical instruments but also, in particular, sheet music and accessories. The extremely good mood prevailing in the sector, the presentation of music making in all instrument categories and the innumerable concerts and forums for musicians and music teachers make the fair the biggest platform for trends and teaching in Germany, which the trade should make even better use of.”

Unk Guitars, Paul Unkert (USA): “This was our first time at the Musikmesse and I must say that it was a mistake not to have been coming here for the last 20 years. We have achieved all our goals for the fair, including the establishment of a European distribution network for our guitars in just three days! The dollar exchange rate also stimulated our order business. And, very important in our sector, we have met numerous interesting musicians and customers, who we will certainly be seeing again next year.”

Grotrian Steinweg, Burkhard Stein: “Our stand was very well attended. The fair was, as always, extremely international and we made very many contacts, especially to Asian customers. In terms of the sales revenues made here, the fair has been even better than last year’s.”

Kelst, Jan van Kelst (Belgium): “The interest shown in our innovative product has been very great so that this, our first time here, has certainly been worthwhile. The fair is a very good place to make contacts with customers from all over the world. The visitors to our stand came primarily from Europe, East Europe and Asia.”

SUISA-Stiftung für Musik, Urs Schnell, Director, Suisa joint stand (Switzerland): “The participation of Swiss instrument makers at the Musikmesse has been very successful and we have been able to present the entire spectrum of products made by our musical-instrument industry – from classic, via folk, to jazz. Everywhere I look, I see satisfied expressions.”

Prolight + Sound:

Professional Lighting & Sound Association of Germany (Verband für Licht-, Ton- und Veranstaltungstechnik – VPLT), Florian von Hofen, General Manager: “This year’s Prolight + Sound was the best ever and, thanks to the increase in the level of internationality and the high degree of trade-visitor quality, it was an absolute must for every¬one in the event industry thanks to the extensive range of exhibits, a huge number of German and foreign trade visitors from all segments and a programme of seminars and demonstrations that is virtually unparalleled in terms of topicality and expertise.”

EVI Audio GmbH
, Robert Hesse, Vice President: “We are very pleased with the fair. We were able to welcome many of our regular customers to our stand, as well as make numerous new contacts to potential customers from all over the world. Our press conference on the last day attracted a very large number of participants. All in all, we have be able to set a new record for participant numbers at this year’s Prolight + Sound. There is no better meeting place for so many visitors and exhibitors.”

Robe Lighting s.r.o.
, Harry von den Stemmen (Czech Republic): “We are extremely satisfied. Prolight + Sound is the fair where one can do the best business. We had a very large number of visitors on the first day. The demonstrations held in separate rooms of the Exhibition Centre were also very popular.”

Hannover Congress Centrum, Joachim König, Vice President of the European Association of Event Centres (Europäischer Verband der Veranstaltungs-Centren – EVVC): “This was our first time at Prolight + Sound and a very remarkable debut it was, too. Now, we must see what we can develop for next year. Our expectations for the first time were not very high so we will have to see how things develop over the next two to threes years. As a combined presentation, MICE proved to be an excellent platform and we can confirm that many outstanding contacts were made. Following this impressive demonstration of what can be achieved, we are already looking forward to the next Prolight + Sound in 2009.”

( Source: 03/15/2008 © Messe Frankfurt GmbH – Press Centre )

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House of Cultures (Berlin): RE ASIA…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 7, 2008

RE ASIA Opening
13 March, 7 p.m.

Meeting place: the Restaurant. Our spring programme begins with a performance by the Japanese ‘sound installer’ Ujino Muneteru and the vernissage to the exhibition RE-IMAGINING ASIA, which presents works by Parastou Forouhar, Andreas Gursky, Michael Joo, Johannes Kahrs, Song Dong and Zhang Dali among others, and shows Asia and Asian traditions from the perspective of contemporary artists. The house will be aglow. DJ Colin Bass, alias Sabah Habas Mustapha, will provide the music and outside in the Tiergarten spring will be in the air. – Admission free! [More…]
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Keynote by Homi Bhabha
to the conference RE-IMAGINING ASIA

14 March, 7:30 p.m.

What do we mean by the conditions for contemporary art production under Asian co-ordinates? To open the conference, Homi Bhabha, the leading theoretician of post-colonial studies, takes up the debate with historical traumas under the heading ‘On Global Memory’. During the following two days, there will be discussions with Indian-American historian Dipesh Chakrabarty (linked by video-conference), the poet, art critic and secretary of the Pen Club, India, Ranjit Hoskote, Japanese curator and art historian Ming Tiampo, and the exhibiting artists on the perspectives outside the Eurocentric viewpoint. The conference will be continued in London on 18 and 19 March. [More…]
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RE ASIA – Open House
A Programme of Art Activities

Open House presents projects for all age groups; for Berliners from the most diverse countries of origin and with very different life histories. It focuses on the diverse forms of Asian culture in Berlin, starting with ‘promising young journalists’ and a live radio show on new images from Asia. It can also be heard on the Internet on 13 March at 6 p.m. [More…]
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Pan-Asian Oyster
14 March – 18 May 2008

Lemon grass, curry and coriander: The Oyster restaurant invites you to enjoy its pan-Asian menu for the duration of RE ASIA. On the evening of Homi Bhabha’s keynote speech, the restaurant will open in the evening for the first time. [More…]
(Source: House of World Cultures, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, D-10557 Berlin – www.hkw.de)

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Internationaler Frauentag: ROG fordert mehr Unterstützung für Journalistinnen…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 7, 2008

Internationaler Frauentag 07.03.08
Appell für Journalistinnen und Frauenrechte

Anlässlich des Internationalen Frauentages am 8. März fordert Reporter ohne Grenzen mehr Unterstützung für Journalistinnen und all jene, die sich im Internet für die Rechte von Frauen einsetzen. Immer häufiger üben Regierungen und religiöse Gruppen Druck auf sie aus.

“Wer sich für Frauenrechte engagiert, muss auch im Jahr 2008 mit langwierigen Prozessen, Morddrohungen, Gefängnis und Folter rechnen”, so Reporter ohne Grenzen. “Das ist nicht akzeptabel. Alle Fälle müssen an die Öffentlichkeit gebracht werden.”

Besonders im IRAN stehen all jene unter Druck, die Frauenrechte zum Thema machen. Viele Frauen kämpfen im Internet für ihr Recht auf freie Meinungsäußerung. Im vergangenen Jahr ließ die Regierung 40 von ihnen festnehmen, darunter 32 Journalistinnen und Bloggerinnen. Einige verbrachten mehrere Wochen im Gefängnis. Inzwischen sind alle wieder frei, müssen aber mit Anklagen rechnen. Für das iranische Sicherheitsministerium sind sie “Staatsfeinde im Dienste von Ausländern”.

Die wöchentlich erscheinende iranische Frauenzeitschrift “Zanan” musste am 28. Januar dieses Jahres ihren Betrieb einstellen, wegen angeblicher “Schädigung der geistigen Gesundheit” ihrer Leserinnen. Vor wenigen Tagen, am 3. März, durfte die Frauenrechtlerin und Herausgeberin der Internetseite “WeChange”, Parvin Ardalan, den Iran nicht verlassen. Als sie nach Stockholm fliegen wollte, um den Olof-Palme-Preis entgegen zu nehmen, wurde sie aus dem startbereiten Flugzeug abgeführt.

In AFGHANISTAN drängen die konservativen Teile der Bevölkerung auf ein Gesetz, das den zahlreichen Frauen im Fernsehen vorschreiben soll, den religiösen Bekeidungskodex zu befolgen. Im Februar wurde drei Journalistinnen in Mazar-i-Sharif mit der Entführung ihrer Familienangehörigen gedroht, sollten sie weiterhin im Fernsehen auftreten. Die drei Frauen erhielten keinen polizeilichen Schutz.

Am 22. Januar verurteilte ebenfalls Mazar-i-Sharif ein Gericht den jungen Journalisten Sayed Perwiz Kambachsch zum Tode. Er hatte einen Artikel über die Rolle der Frau im Koran aus dem Internet heruntergeladen. Das Gerichtsverfahren gegen den 23-Jährigen fand unter Ausschluss der Öffentlichkeit und ohne Rechtsbeistand statt. Für seine Verurteilung hatten sich der Rat der Mullahs und lokale Behörden stark gemacht.

Der Fall Zakia Zaki ist bis heute nicht aufgeklärt. Die Besitzerin des Senders “Radio Peace” hatte in ihren Sendungen den Missbrauch von Frauen thematisiert. Im Juni letzten Jahres wurde sie in ihrer Wohnung in der nordafghanischen Provinz Parwan vor den Augen ihres zweijährigen Sohnes erschossen.

In INDIEN lebt die aus Bangladesch stammende Autorin und Frauenrechtlerin Taslima Nasreen seit November letzten Jahres unter Polizeischutz. Sie erhielt Morddrohungen, weil sie die Verletzung der Frauenrechte im Namen des Islams scharf verurteilte. Der französische Präsident Nicolas Sarkozy wollte ihr bei seinem Indienbesuch im Januar den “Simone de Beauvoir”- Preis überreichen. Um Ärger mit einflussreichen muslimischen Gruppen zu vermeiden, sah er schließlich davon ab.

Weitere Informationen:
Katrin Evers
Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Fon +49-30-6158585 – Fax +49-30-6145649
presse@reporter-ohne-grenzen.de
http://www.reporter-ohne-grenzen.de

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Festival fuer aktuelle Musik Berlin: MAERZMUSIK 2008

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 7, 2008

MaerzMusik 2008 (Plakat 1)

MaerzMusik 2008 (Plakat 2)

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Jugendliche kaufen wieder mehr Musik…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 6, 2008

Berlin – Jugendliche kaufen wieder mehr Musik. “Nachdem in den vergangenen Jahren der Umsatz der Musikindustrie vor allem wegen illegalen Downloads aus dem Internet zurückging, gibt es nun eine Trendwende”, sagte ein Sprecher des Bundesverbandes der Musikindustrie am Donnerstag in Berlin. Der Anteil der bis 19-Jährigen an den Käufern sei 2007 um 1,8 Prozentpunkte auf 13,3 Prozent im Jahresvergleich angestiegen, und dies in allen Musikrichtungen von Rock und Pop über Dance und Schlager bis hin zu Klassik. Gerade bei klassischer Musik falle der Zuwachs erstaunlich hoch aus, teilte der Verband weiter mit. Kauften 2006 nur 0,6 Prozent der Jugendlichen Musik von Mozart, Bach und Co., seien es im vergangenen Jahr 2,8 Prozent gewesen.
(Quelle: 06.03.2008 – 15:38 | AFP)

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THE ETHICS OF MEDIA: Philosophical Foundations and Practical Imperatives

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 5, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT – CONFERENCE PROGRAMME UPDATE:
THE ETHICS OF MEDIA: PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS AND PRACTICAL IMPERATIVES
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences
and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge.

April 4-5 2008

This conference seeks to contribute to the academic and public debate about media ethics, that is, about the frameworks within which we can ask precise questions about the ethics of what media institutions do and reach some consensus about appropriate answers. It will be one of the first events ever to bring together in debate philosophers and media researchers who share an interest an ethics.


Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Baroness Onora O’Neill (Cambridge and the British Academy)
John Durham Peters (University of Iowa, author of Speaking into the Air)

Confirmed speakers:
Nafsika Athanasoulis (Keele)
Georgina Born (Cambridge)
Roy Brand (Sarah Lawrence College, USA)
Lilie Chouliaraki (LSE)
Nick Couldry (Goldsmiths, University of London)
David Edmonds (BBC)
Daniel Dayan (Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
Sabina Lovibond (Oxford)
Peter Lunt (Brunel University)
irca Madianou (Cambridge)
Phil Parvin (Cambridge)
Amit Pinchevski (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Don Slater (LSE)
Barbie Zelizer (Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Full details of the programme and how to register
can be found at http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/2007-8/ethicsmedia.html

Advanced registration is strongly advised as places are limited.
Conference Organizers: Prof. Nick Couldry and Dr. Mirca Madianou

The event is funded by CRASSH and Goldsmiths, University of London, with support from the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge.

If you have any administrative queries about the event, please contact: events@crassh.cam.ac.uk

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Moderation Script (03/2008): NAVA RASA-S – Nine moods of Indian Ragas (Raga CDs of the Months)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 4, 2008

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