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  • German experts advise using radio to incite peaceful revolution in North…

    first_img North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China German experts advise using radio to incite peaceful revolution in North Korea Facebook Twitter AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News After the division of Germany in the ColdWar, radio broadcasts from the West to the East became an essential lifelineand unifying force for the separated German peoples. Western and Eastern mediaexperts agree that, as the East Germans suffered from poverty and oppressionunder the communist dictatorship, radio broadcasts from the West helped themdream of hope, prosperity, and freedom.   In particular, Eastern listenerspassionately followed and loved the Western Radio Broadcast RIAS and thepopular the Tagesschau news program from the publically produced ARD station.These programs gave light and hope to people who were living under the boot ofa cruel and oppressive regime. On this topic, Detlef Kühn, the formerdirector of Sachsen Radio, said, “The Western broadcasts showed the outsideworld in realistic terms. Because of this, the broadcasts became the mostimportant source of information for East German people, especially whencompared to the low quality information offered by the strictly censored mediain East Germany. Unlike Western media, Eastern broadcasts did not play anyimportant role in the unification process.” Robert Lebegern (pictured left) is director of theDeutsch-Deutschen Museum Mödlareuth (Mödlareuth Border Museum). He said, “EastGermany was a Socialist nation with thorough control over media production.Just like in North Korea today, East Germany used to exert intense ideologicalpressure on its people. However, through the Western radio broadcasts, thepeople gradually began to form their own opinions about the world.”   In September of 1955, the East GermanSupreme Court ruled that West German Produced radio broadcaster RIAS was a toolof spies. This allegation might not be based on fact, but it is a reflection ofthe immense social impact of RIAS radio, which had the power to pump ideasabout democracy and freedom and begin to influence the way people thought aboutpolitical and history. The reason West German media was able tohave this sort of influence over the Easterners is because the publishersmaintained an objective and neutral stance when reporting and delivering thenews. The experts agree that by sticking to these core journalistic principles,the media outlets were able to expedite and add momentum to the peaceful unificationprocess. Not through bombs, bullets, or coercion, but through hearts and minds.   South Korea to North Korea broadcasts needto match the influence of West German broadcasts Coming face to face with the soft power ofthese broadcasts, the East German Stasi secret police (which served a similarrole as North Korea’s State Security Department) were mobilized toinvestigate and surveil instances of people tuning into the forbidden radio.The Stasi investigated elementary, middle, and high school children about theshape of the clock of the television news that their parents watched todetermine if they were watching West German television. The East and WestGerman programs had differently shaped clocks, which made for an innocuoussounding yet conclusive way to determine which broadcast the parents weretuning into.   These drastic attempts to stop the flow ofinfluential programming from abroad shows just how afraid the East Germanregime was. They even used signal jamming just like North Korea does. But thisdid nothing to blunt the affection that the East German residents had for theforeign broadcasts.  Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak RIAS was on the scene on February 2, 1962 when American President John F. Kennedy visited Berlin. Image: RIAS RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE *This article has been brought to youthanks to support from the Korea Press Foundation. According to a 1985 survey of 250 EastGermans by Bamberg University, 94% of those who had television tuned intoWestern broadcasts. They preferred news programs such as Tagesschau overvariety and entertainment shows. News programs which addressed East Germany’sproblems had the highest viewership figures. Radio was the same. Passionatefans of the RIAS station even used various ways to send postcards to the stationheadquarters across the border. An anonymous official from the GermanFederation Bureau of Public Information said, “Because the West German mediasources accurately and precisely reported how the East German authorities andthe Stasi were oppressing the people, they were able to play an important partin changing the East German people’s mentality and political consciousness.North Korean people know that their lives are difficult  What they don’tknow is how their lives could get better. South Korean media could help in thatregard. That would make a big difference when it comes time for sweepingpolitical and social changes.”   Dr. Jürgen Reiche (pictured right) is director of theLeipzig Forum of Modern History. He said, “All the illusions and misperceptionsthat East Germans had about capitalism were rectified by their interaction withforeign media. Easterners were especially forced to confront the hard realityof their own situation when they compared their lifestyle with those of theaverage West German people they heard about through Western media. In much thesame way, North Koreans have the same sorts of restrictions on accessingforeign media. And so Southern broadcasts to North Korea will have a largeimpact on their way of thinking.” South-North broadcasts will play a role inchanging the North Korean regime West-to-East TV and radio broadcasts playedan important part in the peaceful revolution of 1989. Through the media, 16million East Germans joined the various pro-democracy protests occurring aroundthe country. Western media was able to fan the flames ofrevolutionary courage in East Germany by serving as an information provider, ademocracy advocate, and by providing continuous and up to the minute reports ofprotests going on throughout the world and East Germans who escaped via Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia.   Dr. Jürgen Reiche said, “We strived to showthe protests occurring inside East Germany to as many East Germans as we could.That way they would hear the reports and head out to the streets. As many as100,000 people participated. Western media played an important role inincreasing the size of those protests. And in that regard, also helped tocontribute to the unification of divided Germany.Robert Lebegern added, “In1989, when the protests were starting to catch on, that’s when the Westernmedia really grew to take on its most important function. The influence of themedia helped to increase the public antipathy towards the communist regime andfacilitate the peaceful protests that led to regime change.” Director Lebegern followed by explaining that it is hard toimagine how unification and the peaceful revolution could have occurred withoutthe tremendous contributions made by Western media broadcasts into thereclusive East German state. In this exact same fashion, South-to-Northbroadcasts on the Korean peninsula have the power to show North Koreans thepower of political and economic freedom. “This is turn serves as a foundationfor the kind of attitude shifts that lead to peaceful revolution,” he asserted.  Son Gi Woong from the Korea Institute forNational Unification (KINU) also weighed in, stating, “East Germany was taken in under the WestGerman political system, so we sometimes call that unification throughabsorption. But I don’t think that is the best term. After the East German peoplewitnessed how the Westerners were living, they purposefully went after theBerlin Wall. South Korea needs to do the same for North Koreans through themedia. To show them what a free democracy looks like.  However, if wereally want to insist that North Korea should fundamentally be a country of thepeople, with the freedom to make their own decisions, then we can only givethem the information they need to make that choice. After that, we need them tomake the decision for themselves.”  By Daily NK – 2016.02.05 12:45pm News This photograph shows two RIAS reporters near two East German military personnel in Brandenburg at the scene of the Berlin Wall one week after it had fallen. Image: courtesy of RIAS News A Stasi prison in Dresden, Germany. East German people caught listening to forbidden media were thrown in jail, but this did little to put a dent in the public’s interest. Image: Daily NK. 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  • Looking Over Stoney Clover

    first_imgiPhone Case, $36Avocado Nylon Duffle Bag with Hamptons Sticker Patch, $160Lunch Tote, $54Mini Jewelry Box, $64iPhone Case, $36Avocado Nylon Duffle Bag with Hamptons Sticker Patch, $160Click image to enlargeThere’s a new treat on Main Street, and it comes care of Stoney Clover Lane. The accessories brand, founded by sisters Kendall and Libby Glazer, is perhaps known best for its vibrant, customizable accessories, and here, we’ve selected a few of our favorites that can all be topped with a whimsical monogram. They include a set of custom patches, available exclusively at the brand’s new permanent outpost, located at 83 Main Street in East Hampton. Sharelast_img read more

  • BetVictor extends partnership with Chelsea-themed game

    first_img BetVictor has been making the most of its association with Premier League Champions Chelsea Football Club by launching a new product featuring the club’s branding,The bookmaker is billing the new game as the world’s first Premier League football club-branded online slot and features some of the reigning champions’ greatest players, while its soundtrack recreates the famous Stamford Bridge atmosphere. The game has been created by Realistic Games.To celebrate its launch, BetVictor are offering players an exclusive £5 bet on Saturday’s clash between Chelsea and Bournemouth when they wager £25 or more on the slot before the 5.30pm kick off.BetVictor spokesperson Paul Louis said: “Our thanks go to Realistic Games and Chelsea FC in enabling us to create an engaging slot that we think our customers will enjoy regardless of whether they’re a Chelsea fan or not. With the success of this project we expect to launch more BetVictor exclusive content during 2016.”Andy Harris, Commercial Director at Realistic Games, said: “We were very excited when BetVictor asked us to create the world’s first Premier League club-branded slot and have been very encouraged by its reception.“Both BetVictor and Chelsea have been great to work with on the project which is a real game changer for branded slot content and we’re very confident that it will be a winner for both of them.”Earlier on this year, bwin created a casino app featuring players from the Manchester United side and more of the sport’s betting and gaming partners are looking to extend their assocaition with co-branded product. Submit Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Share Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020last_img read more

  • Women’s Basketball: Feb. 13 Scoreboard

    first_imgTexas A&M-Corpus Christi relied on a last-second 3-pointer from Jasmine Shaw to upend conference-leading Central Arkansas, 45-42, while Lamar edged out Stephen F. Austin, 75-73, to move into a tie for first place in the conference standings. Both the Sugar Bears and Lady Cardinals sit at 9-3 in league play with Nicholls one game out of first with an 8-4 record following the Colonels win over New Orleans. In other league action, Houston Baptist defeated Oral Roberts, Sam Houston State beat Northwestern State, McNeese State outlasted Southeastern Louisiana and Abilene Christian knocked off UIW.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 45, Central Arkansas 42CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Jasmine Shaw has hit 62 threes this season, but none were bigger than the one she canned on Thursday with just three seconds left to propel the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women’s basketball team to a vital 45-42 win against the Southland Conference leader Central Arkansas.  |  Read More  |  UCA RecapLamar 75, Stephen F. Austin 73BEAUMONT, Texas – Gia Ayers grabbed a defensive rebound and raced the length of the court for the game-winning bucket to give Lamar a 75-73 win over visiting Stephen F. Austin in the Montagne Center. With the win, the Lamar Lady Cardinals are tied for first place in the Southland Conference.  |  Read More  |  SFA RecapHouston Baptist 84, Oral Roberts 75HOUSTON, Texas – Houston Baptist used a 15-5 run five minutes to turn a four-point lead to a 14-point advantage late in the second half, as the Huskies defeated visiting Oral Roberts, 84-75, Thursday evening from Sharp Gym.  |  Read More  |  ORU RecapSam Houston State 57, Northwestern State 53HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Sam Houston State trailed for the majority of the game before some clutch shooting late in the game helped the Bearkats to a 57-53 win over Northwestern State Thursday at Johnson Coliseum.  |  Read More  |  Northwestern RecapMcNeese State 75, Southeastern Louisiana 61HAMMOND, La. – McNeese State rallied from an early eight point deficit in the second half to defeat Southeastern Louisiana 75-61 in Southland Conference action Thursday. The Cowgirls held a 38-34 halftime lead but Southeastern La. started the second half on a 12-2 run to take a 48-40 lead with 14:28 left to play.  |  Read More  |  Southeastern RecapAbilene Christian 73, UIW 67SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Lizzy Dimba’s second-half effort that sparked the Abilene Christian Wildcats to a 73-67 come-from-behind win over Incarnate Word at the McDermott Center. Dimba scored a career-high 21 points in 21 minutes of action, including 10 in a late second-half surge that pushed the Wildcats from eight points behind to a final six-point victory.  |  Read More  |  UIW RecapNicholls 63, New Orleans 45NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Nicholls State University women’s basketball team held New Orleans to 15 points and caused 19 turnovers in the first half to help build a 22-point advantage and the Colonels never looked back as they defeated the Privateers, 63-45, Thursday night at Lakefront Arena.  |  Read More  |  UNO Recaplast_img read more

  • Suspicious Activity Leads to Four Meth Arrests in Scottsburg

    first_imgYesterday afternoon, Indiana State Police Detectives arrested four on Meth charges from Scott County.Indiana State Troopers from the Sellersburg Post made the following arrests:Debra Groenenboom, 42, ScottsburgValerie Roll, 33, ScottsburgBenjamin Coomer, 48, ScottsburgJames E. Barnett, 32, Austin1. Debra Groenenboom, 42, Scottsburg, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana. 2. Valerie Roll, 33, Scottsburg, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Visiting a Common Nuisance.3. James E. Barnett, 32, Austin, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Visiting a Common Nuisance.4. Benjamin Coomer, 48, Scottsburg, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Maintaining a Common NuisanceOfficers were observing a residence located 532 Ray Street in Scottsburg after receiving information on suspicious activity at that location.Upon observing suspicious activity, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle shortly after the vehicle left the residence. During the traffic stop, the Driver, Groenenboom, was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine and drug paraphernailia.Information from this traffic stop lead officers to assist the Scott County Probation Department in a probation check at the residence on Ray Street.During the probation check further drugs and drug paraphernalia were found.last_img read more

  • Cope slams Coveney in passports row saying “I proudly helped 1,300 people last year’

    first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has lambasted Simon Coveney for his public comments on Passport applications and the respective role of public representatives in lobbying for constituents passports.The Foreign Affairs Minister recently said it was not the role of TDs to interfere or assist in getting passports for constituents.But Deputy Galagher says it is easy for the Minister to criticise others when he himself plainly does not know what he is talking about. And the West Donegal TD said that he eprsonally helped 1,300 people get passports last year.“Unfortunately for the Minister he decided to make public comments on an issue which hitherto he was unavailable to comment on or intervene in. I am specifically referring to the occasions when passport applicants had to wait 36 to 45 days for a passport or in emergency circumstances when passports were required within a short period.Minister Coveney in his recent comments has now seen fit to criticise other party colleagues and public representatives for assisting and representing their respective constituents, it is easy for the Minister to criticise others when he himself plainly does not know what he is talking about.He added that it is easy for the Cork Minister to criticise others when he is located in a city which already has a passport office – but, what about the other regions and areas of the country that are miles from a Passport Office? Minister Coveney said we shouldn’t have TDs offices being set up as passport delivery systems saying there are a small number of TDs that encourage that and it is not helpful.However, Deputy Gallagher said Minister Coveney in his arrogance fails to understand that many areas of the country do not have the same ease of access to passport services as his home city has.He said “For example many parts of Donegal are approximately 170 miles or more from a passport office, in a similar vein he has also forgotten that his Government have failed to deliver broadband services or broadband access to almost 40% of Donegal homes – so his proposed solution of online applications is as distant and impractical to many rural households as the passport office on Mount Street in Dublin.”“The Minister also fails to recognise that Passports are a service which the state provides but the citizens duly pay for, and the state and his Department generate an income from the issuing of passports each year,” he added.“Therefore it should be viewed as a customer and consumer lead service rather than an arrogant operator /provider service such as being espoused by the Minister. “The same applies for the over 1,300 applicants made through and with assistance from my constituency office – these applications were made by various means, over the counter, online or emergency applications,” added Pat the Cope.Pat the Cope added time and time again we have witnessed a complete lack of understanding of how daily life is impacting on ordinary people from this Government, on this occasion Minister Simon Coveney demonstrates how out of touch they really are with matters which affect the ordinary citizen.“Each year many of my Dáil colleagues have to make representations concerning their constituents, each and every one of them is essential and critical to the individual in question.“I nor for that matter any of the other public representatives will ever apologise for doing our duty for our constituents, last year I assisted in over 1,300 passports – each one of these applications in my eyes were extremely important and the assistance which I provided was essential to the respective individual which came to me directly for assistance with their passport,” stated Pat the Cope. He complimented the staffs of the Passport Office, who on all occasions have been most helpful and understanding, and on occasions they have to work in extremely pressurised conditions due to the sheer volume of applications.He said Minister Coveney may well operate a more distant and unresponsive service for his area in relation to assisting citizens with their passports but he sees his duty to represent the people in manner which they request or seek , or for any circumstances that arise and demand on any occasion be that a passport or anything else.“I am always available to assist and help those who require it, be that a passport or any other matter – that Minister Coveney is the role of a public representative.“Finally, I wish to add that as Foreign Affairs Minister – Minister Coveney would be much better occupy his time if he would address the crisis facing the border counties, and the Fisheries sector amongst other areas of concern in a post Brexit scenario than advising how to make a passport application,” concluded Pat the Cope.Cope slams Coveney in passports row saying “I proudly helped 1,300 people last year’ was last modified: January 10th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:passportPat The Cope Gallaghersimon coveneylast_img read more

  • WordPress For Musicians: CASH Music Wants to Open Source the Industry

    first_imgTags:#music#news#web We hear a lot about how dramatically the music industry is changing. And indeed, there are plenty of positive trends amidst the disruption. Music creation is easier than ever. So is music discovery. Streaming services offer a new model for the consumption of music on any device, in any location. Whether from within a startup or at Music Hack Day, developers are building new things everyday that will help shape the future of music. It’s an exciting time, but not always a reassuring one for the people that create the music themselves. In a lot of ways, the new music ecosystem can be even more confusing for artists, even if unprecedented opportunities technically exist for them. It’s with this reality in mind that Jesse von Doom and Maggie Vail are seeking to build the CASH Music Platform, an open source toolkit for bands and musicians to use to promote their work and advance their career while beginning to cut out the army of middlemen that has historically been a part of the process. “We really believe that one of the major missing pieces in the music industry is an open framework — the bit that gives artists more control, is easy, and still lets them use any service they want,” von Doom said. Building an Open Source, Turnkey Online Platform For MusiciansRight now, CASH Music offers a number of self-installed promotional tools for artists, such as an email address collection form, contest entry form, a widget that displays upcoming tour dates and a module for pulling in and mashing up social feeds. A few more features are in the works, including basic e-commerce, fan club module and third party integrations for multimedia content. These features are all open source, install-it-yourself tools for bands to use on their websites. If the above sounds analogous to WordPress.org, what von Doom and the rest of the team are hoping to ultimately ship is more of a WordPress.com-style product. That is, they’re building a fully hosted, turnkey solution for artists to use to manage their online presence. To get there, they’re using Kickstarter to raise money for the development that’s needed. Their initial goal was met within the first 72 hours of the page being live, but the more resources they can throw at this project, the better, von Doom told us. CASH Music was founded in 2007 by Kristin Hersh and Donita Sparks, both of whom are veterans of the alternative rock scene that emerged in the 1980s. Today, their board is made up of notable digital media entrepreneurs and indie music vets. The original site offered a Radiohead-style pay-what-you-want pricing model for digital downloads from select artists. The more fans paid, the more got in return, including posters, access to shows and ProTools files for remixing their favorite songs. The CASH Music Platform, once it’s complete, will offer quite a few features, but it is by no means intended to do everything artists need. Instead, it will be developed to be compatible with a wide range of third party services and APIs. Whether artists use MailChimp for email newsletters, BandCamp or SoundCloud for hosting music or PayPal for e-commerce, the idea is to launch a product that integrates seamlessly with as many relevant Web services as possible. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts center_img john paul titlow 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Applast_img read more

  • CWG 2018: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal storm into pre-quarters

    first_imgIndian shuttlers were in rampaging form on Wednesday as they wrapped up their respective matches to enter pre-quarterfinals of the singles competition in the Commonwealth Games at gold Coast.PV Sindhu, who sat out of the gold-winning team campaign because of an ankle injury, took just 18 minutes to oust Fiji’s Andra Whiteside 21-6 21-3 in her first match of the competition.”It has been pretty easy today. I hope that it continues tomorrow. I am better and totally fine, so it is really exciting,” she said and thanked the crowd for making her feel at home in a foreign land with its vociferous support.Commonwealth Games 2018 LIVE, Day 7: England lead India 1-0 in men’s hockeySecond seed Saina Nehwal, despite being exhausted considerably due to playing the entire team event, also took a mere 18 minutes to dispatch Elsie de Villiers of South Africa 21-3 21-1 in the round of 32 at the Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre.The Olympic bronze-medallist was as sharp as she is at her best and showed no hint of exhaustion during the match.”It has been a long week. I just want to be focused and enjoy the tournament. The plus point is I have been playing on this court. When you play somewhere for a week or two you get used to the conditions, so I think that is what happened,” she said.Commonwealth Games 2018, Day 7: Medals TallyRuthvika Gadde too ensured that she wrapped up her match 18 minutes, sending Ghana’s Grace Atipaka out of the competition with a 21-5 21-7 triumph.advertisementIn the men’s draw, K Srikanth was also quite clinical as he got past Mauritian Aatish Lubah 21-13, 21-10.”It was a good match and a good start to the individual event. I am really happy for the way it went, and I want to keep doing it,” he said.HS Prannoy advanced into the next round after winning his men’s singles Round of 32 against Christopher Jean Paul of Mauritius 21-14, 21-6.Just like their dominant show in the team competition, the Indian shuttlers are expected to sweep the individual events.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

  • 10 months agoBournemouth boss Howe praises fans for Daniels support

    first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe praises fans for Daniels supportby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe thanked fans for their support for Charlie Daniels during their 3-3 draw with Watford.Before the game, Howe revealed Daniels has been playing under the stress of his father being “seriously ill”.Howe said, “I’m very pleased with all of the supporters reactions to Charlie’s situation. “They rallied round him and there was a great ovation for him at the end. They’re emotional moments for any player, and to feel the warmth and support of the fans is a huge thing.” last_img read more