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Op-Ed: Most Americans can't locate Ukraine, but does anyone care?

It's not a very flattering statistic, but a recent survey done by three American university professors found that only one in six Americans could find Ukraine on a world map. Most of the people questioned didn't' even know where to begin looking.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 5 comments

Tom Hardy to star in BBC show

Actor Tom Hardy is to feature in a BBC One period drama about the East India Company. The TV production will be directed by Sir Ridley Scott.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Amazon to resurrect cancelled BBC drama 'Ripper Street'

“Ripper Street” — the Victorian-set crime drama series previously cancelled by the BBC — has been picked up by Amazon for a third season, it has emerged.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

BBC head defends license fee as critical for quality

The head of the BBC, Tony Hall, will defend the British broadcaster's use of a license fee paid by the public this week as a debate over funding escalates following a spate of scandals over mismanagement and waste at the corporation....
In the Media by Reuters

John Pilger on British media and the Iraq war

London - Well-known journalist John Pilger writes of how the BBC worried about a program featuring guests who reveal UK actions involving kidnap and torture and participation in the Iraq war.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Man kicked from top deck of double-decker bus, caught on film

London - CCTV footage caught the shocking scene of a man being kicked out of the top deck of a double-decker bus and onto the ground below.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet

Op-Ed: Suddenly, all public broadcasters are Leftists? BBC under fire

London - All of a sudden, public broadcasters in the UK and Australia are under fire from conservative governments for perceived bias and “leftist” views. Interestingly, Rupert Murdoch and other conservatives have been targeting public broadcasters, too.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Ukraine gets short shrift from mismanaged Voice of America

Washington - Mismanaged and underfunded Voice of America failed to highlight in English and most other languages Obama's State of the Union remark on Ukraine. Its oversight board needs to reform the taxpayer-funded media outlet and get more money from Congress.
In the Media by Ted Lipien

Sir Chris Chataway dies at the age of 82

London - British athlete and former world record holder Sir Chris Chataway has died at the age of 82. Chataway is one of Britain's most celebrated athletes and is well-known for helping Sir Roger Bannister to break the four-minute mile in 1954.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 1 comment

BBC staff 'turned blind eye' to Savile abuse

London - BBC staff turned a blind eye to the sexual abuse by star presenter Jimmy Savile of up to 1,000 girls and boys in the corporation's changing rooms and studios, according an internal inquiry leaked Sunday.
In the Media by AFP
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