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[New post] Its Pacific cyclone season – please sign this petition and help save lifesaving shortwave radio to our islands

WordPress.com dailyvanuatu posted: " As you read this, a cyclone is forming east of Vanuatu. As people in Vanuatu are well aware, up-to-date information is critical when preparing for a natural disaster. Unfortunately, in the middle of the Pacific cyclone season, Australia's national " Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Vanuatu Daily Digest Its Pacific cyclone season – please sign this petition and help save lifesaving shortwave radio to our islands by dailyvanuatu The ABC's shortwave radio broadcasts helped many during Cyclone Pam in 2015. As you read this, a cyclone is forming east of Vanuatu. As people in Vanuatu are well aware, up-to-date information is critical when preparing for a natural disaster. Unfortunately, in the middle of the Pacific cyclone season, Australia's national broadcaster, the ABC, says it will end shortwave radio broadcasts to the Pacific Islands by 31st January. This decision puts lives at risk in Vanuatu and the rest of the Pacific. The ABC's shortwave service provide lifesaving information during cyclones and other disasters as well as playing an important role in ensuring media freedom. Here in Vanuatu, during Cyclone Pam in 2015, ABC shortwave broadcasts helped people outside of the range of FM radio and cellular phone towers keep up to date with cyclone warnings. The service undoubtedly helped ni-Vanuatu people prepare and may have even saved lives. The Pacific Freedom Forum has organised a petition to let decision-makers in Australia know how vital the ABC's shortwave radio services are for us in the Pacific. Will you please help? Please click this link to sign the petition. Thank you. dailyvanuatu | December 16, 2016 at 3:23 pm | Tags: Australia, broadcasting, cyclone, shortwave radio, Vanuatu | Categories: Community Service Announcement | URL: http://wp.me/p2A4RK-1u3 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/2hAjKv4 Thanks for flying with WordPress.com

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