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The Shortwave Report 07/04/14 Listen Globally!
03 Jul 2014
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, The Voice Of Russia, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (July 4) is up at the website in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
(If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {35MB}

NEW PODCAST!!!- feed:// (128kb Highest Quality)

This week's show features stories from Radio Deutsche-Welle, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, The Voice Of Russia, and Radio Deutsche-Welle
From JAPAN- The Japanese cabinet approved the government's right to engage in collective self-defense, a major shift to the nation's constitution. Hong Kong police arrested more than 500 pro-democracy protestors. Toshiba is likely to win a bid to build a nuclear power plant in Bulgaria. An Insight on the situation in Iraq.
From CUBA- According to the New York Times, the US State Department abandoned a probe into Blackwater actions in Iraq after a company official threatened to kill the government investigator. The killing of 3 Israeli teens settlers has led to much violence in the West Bank, including revenge attacks on Palestinian teens.
From SPAIN- There is evidence that Iran is assisting the Islamist rebellion in Iraq. The European Court of Human rights upheld the French ban on full-face veils in public. Ukrainian forces launched a massive attack on separatists in the east after President Poroshenko refused to renew the ceasefire.
From RUSSIA- An interview with law professor Francis Boyle on why Poroshenko refused to follow European and Russian advice to renew the ceasefire in Ukraine. Boyle suggests that there is a plot to escalate the fighting to bring in a confrontation between Russia and NATO.
From GERMANY- Details of the assault on separatists in eastern Ukraine, and European response. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called for the creation of an independent Kurdistan and the need to keep troops in the West Bank. In Ghana crisis talks are being held over the rapid spread of the Ebola virus in western Africa. Germany became the number one target of US spying following the 911 attack. Google has begun fulfilling European citizen requests for personal information removal.

There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -

I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at

All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home. It's free to rebroadcast, please notify me if you're airing it and haven't notified me in the last month, please mention the website if you only air a portion. If you just want to listen and have a slow connection, try the streaming version- lower sound quality but good enough and way easier if you don't have a high-speed internet connection. If streaming is a problem because of your slow connection, download the smaller file- it takes 20 minutes or less, and will play swell in any mp3 player application (RealPlayer, Winamp, Quicktime, iTunes, etc) you have on your computer.
TIME SLOT on KZYX! This program will be aired on Sunday afternoon at 4pm (PST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < >

I hope you'll listen and air this if you're connected with a radio station. I am still wondering how to get financially compensated for the 25 hours I put into this program weekly- any ideas are appreciated. Any stations rebroadcasting this (or listeners) are welcome to donate for production costs. You can do so through the website. Many thanks to those that have donated! No Guilt! (maybe a little)
links for this week's edition-
< > (16MB) Broadcast Quality
< > (6MB) Slow Modem streaming
Website Page-
< >
¡FurthuR! Dan Roberts

"Which country is suffering from too much freedom of speech? Name it, is there one?"
-- Julian Assange

Dan Roberts
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YouTube backtracks on record labels ban – after major uproar & EU warning
04 Jul 2014
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YouTube has postponed a debated plan to take off videos by certain labels from the platform, after a major outcry both from the creative community and European regulators. A fortnight ago, the company warned that “in a matter of days” it would start deleting videos from several record labels that refused to sign new licensing terms.

The move was a blow for mainly independent indie labels, some of which represent such artists as Adele and The XX (“XL Recordings”) and Arctic Monkeys (“Domino”). Ninety-five percent of the music industry have signed up to the new rules, the Financial Times reported, citing Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s head of content and business operations. However, the events that followed forced YouTube to backtrack.

Impala, a trade body for independent music companies, last week filed a complaint with the European Commission, urging it to investigate if Google-owned YouTube was abusing a dominant market position in its dealings with small labels.

“This is a crucial moment for the development of the online music market with European services leading the charge. What kind of legacy will Europe give those companies? How does Europe want its artists and consumers to be treated? We look to [European] Commissioner [Joaquín] Almunia to take urgent action. It's red card time,” Helen Smith, executive chair of Impala, said, as quoted on the group’s website.

Impala’s complaint demands that the Commission put a stop to YouTube’s conduct urgently through so-called "interim measures." The Commission is also requested to order YouTube not to enforce contracts already signed. Almunia, the EU’s antitrust chief, also filed a warning to YouTube, declaring that he could look into YouTube to find out if it was trying to abuse its market position.

Currently, YouTube is allowing the companies more time to reach a deal, still intending to block them if no solution is found. “They’re back-flipping and backtracking,” a member of the independent label community told the Financial Times.

The scandal comes as YouTube prepares to launch new features to its platform, including a subscription-based music streaming service YouTube Music Pass, similar to Spotify and Deezer. According to Google, YouTube’s current actions and the forthcoming service are only intended to help musicians.

“Our goal is to continue making YouTube an amazing music experience, both as a global platform for fans and artists to connect, and as a revenue source for the music industry,” a Google spokesman said in a statement last week. “We are excited that hundreds of major and independent labels are already partnering with us,” he added.