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[New post] No debate about VBTC’s China TV plan while Radio Vanuatu coverage disappears during cyclone season

WordPress.com bobmakin posted: " This news service yesterday brought up the issue of negligible public awareness of Radio Vanuatu (VBTC) planned developments with a Chinese company concerning extending television to all islands. Such an extra dimension to media services of the state wi" Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Vanuatu Daily Digest No debate about VBTC’s China TV plan while Radio Vanuatu coverage disappears during cyclone season by bobmakin This news service yesterday brought up the issue of negligible public awareness of Radio Vanuatu (VBTC) planned developments with a Chinese company concerning extending television to all islands. Such an extra dimension to media services of the state within Vanuatu should only be carried out with the approval of the population as a whole. Yet there has been no public debate on television availability at all hours – no forum of any kind. And meanwhile the public complaint concerning Radio Vanuatu reception continued during Cyclone Pam and last week with the passage of Cyclone Winston when warnings could only be heard on South Pentecost through FM107 or seen on tiny mobile telephone screens. People should not have to climb hills and trees to have reception of such warnings when they have been available on the household radio for over 40 years, managed by ni-Vanuatu transmission engineers, sometimes supported by foreign aid, but without the need to bring Chinese companies into Read more of this post bobmakin | February 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm | Tags: China, cyclone warning, radio, television, Vanuatu, VBTC | Categories: The Daily Digest | URL: http://wp.me/p2A4RK-Vo Comment    See all comments Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from Vanuatu Daily Digest. Change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://ift.tt/1QJi66G Thanks for flying with WordPress.com

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