An ultra-Orthodox radio station in Israel has been ordered to pay out $280,000 in damages, for refusing to put women on the air, in the first class-action lawsuit on civil rights in the Jewish State. An Israeli court ruled on Thursday that Kol Barama radio station must dole out one million shekels (US$280,000) in damages as part of a lawsuit that was filed by Orthodox feminists on behalf of ultra-Orthodox women who were prevented from hearing female voices on the station. The suit, which was filed in 2012 in the Jerusalem District Court, is the first class-action lawsuit to challenge civil rights in Israel. Although the court ruled in 2014 that Kol Barama had operated in a discriminatory manner, the station appealed the decision in the Supreme Court. Its appeal was rejected a year later, and several hearings have since been held to determine the amount of damages to be paid. Read more Responding to the ruling on Thursday, attorney Orly Erez Likhovsky, who represented the … [Read more...] about Ultra-Orthodox Israeli radio station fined $280k for not allowing women on its airwaves
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Finland's commercial radio stations will soon be able to include as much advertising content as they see fit in their broadcasts. New regulations that will come into effect in June will remove the former restriction that limited ad time to a maximum of one-fifth of total air time. The new rules still require the stations to make it easy for listeners to distinguish the ads from the rest of the programme content, however.Finns listen to an average of 3 hours of radio programming daily, according to Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications. The ministry says that the objective of the new more liberalized rules is to improve radio stations' earnings ability and give them more leeway in terms of content placement.The legal reform is part of a government-led drive to dismantle operational norms in several areas.No major increase in ads expectedCEO Stefan Möller from the RadioMedia umbrella radio group in Finland doesn't expect the amount of ads on commercial radio stations to … [Read more...] about Restrictions lifted on commercial radio station advertising
West Lothian’s hospital radio station Radio Grapevine scored a triple whammy of success at the national Hospital Radio Awards. The team scooped three accolades at the prestigious ceremony, held in Windsor. The radio station – which broadcasts to patients in St John’s Hospital in Livingston 24 hours a day – picked up the Gold Award for Station Innovation, as well as a Silver for Best Specialist Show, and a Bronze for Best Male Presenter. Grapevine Engineer Paul Munro has spent the last 12 months rolling out iPads to the request collection process at the station, meaning that request collectors going around the wards can instantly check if the song is available on the database, or even add it to the database, and send a request to the studio to get it on straight away. The judges were full of praise for this initiative, labelling it “ground-breaking in hospital radio” and awarding it innovation of the year. Read more: Full line-up for Party at the … [Read more...] about Hospital radio station scores triple whammy of success at national awards
0 Post a comment Sunday, 1 April 2018 - Politics Could the BBC help local radio stations to broadcast digitally? That was the question put to Chief Minister Howard Quayle in the House of Keys on Tuesday.Jason Moorhouse (Arbory, Castletown and Malew) wanted to know what plans there were to bring the digital TV and radio coverage in the Isle of Man up to an equivalent level with the UK.Currently, fewer Freeview television services are available from Manx relay transmitters than from the main masts in the UK.The island’s three radio stations - EnergyFM, 3FM and government-subsidised Manx Radio - all broadcast on analogue frequencies and online.Mr Quayle said any expansion of the digital network was a matter for broadcasters, but he understood there were no plans to extend digital radio or television coverage.Mr Moorhouse asked: ’Would it be possible to review the previous government’s decision not to look at low-cost alternatives?’In 2015, 60 UK radio … [Read more...] about Could BBC help radio stations to go digital?
0 Comments Christian and LGBT radio stations win licences for Belfast BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Two radio stations serving the LGBT and Christian communities have been awarded licences to operate in the Belfast area. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/christian-and-lgbt-radio-stations-win-licences-for-belfast-36757792.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36758419.ece/46099/AUTOCROP/h342/Juice_logo.jpg Email Two radio stations serving the LGBT and Christian communities have been awarded licences to operate in the Belfast area. BE FM and Juice will be Northern Ireland's first radio stations to serve and focus on Christian and LGBT audiences respectively. They will join 13 community radio stations already operating in Northern Ireland, which are among more than 250 across the UK. BE FM is a cross-community and non-denominational Christian radio station for listeners in the greater Belfast area. Station co-ordinator Neil Curran said: … [Read more...] about Christian and LGBT radio stations win licences for Belfast