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April 08 2011

March 04 2011

So, das Gaby-Weber-Special ist vorbei. Mann. Das ...

So, das Gaby-Weber-Special ist vorbei. Mann. Das war ja noch besser als ich gehofft hatte. Ein Highlight jagte da das nächste. Ein Transkript der Sendung könnt ihr euch hier durchlesen. Ich werde mir das auch noch ein-zwei Mal in Ruhe durchlesen, das war echt viel Material für 45 Minuten. Auf jeden Fall ist das ein Muss für jeden, der sich für Geschichte interessiert, und auch Verschwörungstheoretiker kommen voll auf ihre Kosten.

Mir ist ja unklar, wieso der Eichmann vor Gericht den Globke nicht angeschwärzt hat. Hat der wirklich geglaubt, er kommt da mit einem blauen Auge davon, wenn er sich an seine Hälfte des Deals hält?

Also. Wer das verpasst hat: lest das Manuskript. Lohnt sich. Insbesondere wenn ihr Geschichts- oder Politiklehrer seid. Da kann man ein paar Wochen spannenden Unterricht mit füllen.

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January 24 2011

What's new at the BBC?

Take a look at the BBC's controversial and dramatic £1bn extension of its central London headquarters

November 16 2010

Und aktueller denn je. Riemen verknüpft in seinem Werk die Aufgabe des Philosophen mit der des Intellektuellen. Grundlage einer solchen Existenz ist eine unkorrumpierbare Verpflichtung der Wahrheit gegenüber, die Fähigkeit, gut und böse zu unterscheiden, und ein Denken, das niemals die Mittel dem Zweck unterordnet. Damit wendet er sich explizit gegen die allgegenwärtige Politisierung, die alles Weltgeschehen nur noch in "links" und "rechts" unterteilt; und auch gegen amerikanische Intellektuelle, für welche die Anschläge des 11. September 2001 nur Ausdruck einer inneren Fäulnis des Kapitalismus selbst waren. Blutbad bleibt Blutbad; das gilt es unter allen Umständen im Auge zu behalten.

Deutschlandradio Kultur - Kritik - Spaziergang durch die Geschichte der humanistischen Ideale | 20101115

November 11 2010


Deutschlandfunk - Analogkäse schmeckt besser!

Das Feature  09.11.2010 · 19:15 Uhr
Studiomikrofon (bild: deutschlandradio)
Studiomikrofon (Bild: Deutschlandradio)

Analogkäse schmeckt besser!

Wie sich Public Relation als fünfte Gewalt etabliert

Von Jörg Wagner

Eine mächtige Branche führt im professionellen Auftrag Millionen von Menschen ungestraft hinters Licht. Täuschen, tricksen, tarnen, das ist das Handwerkszeug der PR-Profis in konventionellen Print- und Funkmedien und neuerdings auf Blogs und in Internetforen. Meinungshoheit über ein aktuelles politisches oder wirtschaftliches Vermarktungsthema: Dafür kämpft die fünfte Gewalt. Bei der Bahnprivatisierung ging es mit gefälschten positiven Bürgermeinungen nur um viel Geld, in der Politik geht es um die Basis von Demokratie, um Transparenz.

Unauffälligkeit ist ein wesentliches Prinzip der PR-Branche! Peter Voss beispielsweise, ehemaliger ZDF-Journalist und späterer Intendant des Südwestrundfunks, hat, öffentlich kaum bemerkt, die Seiten gewechselt. Seit 2009 ist er Präsident der privaten Quadriga-Hochschule Berlin, die sich darauf spezialisiert hat, Techniken zu vermitteln, PR umfassend in Wirtschaft, Politik und Medien zu platzieren.

Regie: Wolfgang Rindfleisch


Produktion: !RBB/DLF 2010


Analogkäse schmeckt besser! Wie sich Public Relation als fünfte Gewalt etabliert on Huffduffer

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November 02 2010

Grayson on his Bike – review

Radio 4

The last thing Grayson on his Bike (Radio 4) ought to have been was boring. Artist Grayson Perry took his childhood teddy bear, Alan Measles, to Germany. Dressed as a young girl ("puffy sleeves, big petticoats, white frilly socks"), Perry toured the country, contemplating his formative years. In those, Alan Measles was a key figure: "He was the benign dictator of my fantasy world, and in some ways, the carrier of my manhood." He fought off the Germans in many a battle, we heard.

When he spoke about the bear's significance, and the impact of a stepfather moving into his household ("he fitted the role of the Nazis in my sub-conscious quite well"), this was engrossing stuff. But the rest of it was either a puzzle – really, why the trip to Germany, and why the particular locations? – or indulgent silliness. The bear was annoyingly voiced ("as a young teddy, I was faced with a grave crisis in Grayson's life") and we also heard from Perry's wife, sounding nonplussed. "I can't take it particularly seriously," she said in a long-suffering voice.

It was all nicely produced, and probably seemed a great idea on paper. On radio, though, it grated, and was dull despite all the quirkiness. Worse still, the programme had that deadly feeling of being really quite smitten with itself. © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

September 18 2010

02mydafsoup-01 Ein Podcast über das Internet und andere Medien
by Philip on 18. September 2010 in Podcast

Tom Schimmeck hat die taz mitgegründet, arbeitete Jahre beim Spiegel und kann noch heute lebhaft schildern, warum er das Magazin verlassen hat. Aktuell spricht er viel über sein Buch “Am Besten nichts Neues”. Es geht um den Stand des Journalismus und warum alles so rund läuft. Tom berichtet über seine Recherchen bei Lobbyisten in den USA und bei Grenzwert-Journalisten in Ostberlin. Viel Spaß, freuen uns auf Euer Feedback.

MR031 Tom Schimmeck | 20100918

September 15 2010


Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast

Radio Berkman 162: Lessig & Zittrain Take On… Competition

djones - September 9, 2010 @ 9:00 am · audio, radioberkman

Listen: or download | …also in Ogg
The year was 1998. Cher’s autotune anthem Believe was one of the year’s biggest hits, Titanic had swept the Oscars, and in some sterile software campus in the Northwest, Bill Gates was rehearsing a deposition.

It’s been over 12 years since Gates’ and Microsoft’s anti-trust battle with the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission first hit the courts. It is still seen as a watershed for the management of technology companies in the dot com age.

But in the dozen years that have passed, people are still speculating whether the anti-trust case against Microsoft made any difference, and whether the software and technology companies of today are engaging in anti-competitive practices similar to or more risky than the ones that got Microsoft in trouble.

Who are the Microsofts of today? Facebook? Apple? Google? And how do we manage competition in the digital age?

Today, two of the leading minds on the internet and law, Jonathan Zittrain and Larry Lessig, take on competition.

This is just the pilot of a new monthly feature we hope to have with Jonathan and Larry. Any thoughts on the show? Compliments or criticisms? Share them with us in the comments. We’re also looking for a name for this series. If you have any brilliant ideas drop us a comment!

BONUS CONTENT: There was too much audio to fit into this one episode. If you’re eager for some more perspectives on competition in the digital age, give these pieces a shot.


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June 12 2010

The Carabinieri Art Squad; Off the Page; The eSportsmen | Radio review

Radio 4 painted a dramatic picture of Italian detectives who specialise in catching art thieves

They say that if you dig a hole in the ground in Rome, you are almost certain to find a historical artefact of some kind. In The Carabinieri Art Squad (R4), Alex Butterworth accompanied detectives to a field outside Rome where a criminal gang had dug a 30ft hole in a field in the dead of night and looted the treasures from a vast Etruscan tomb.

The "tombaroli" (tomb raiders) are part of a larger organised crime network linked to drugs, arms and even human trafficking. They sell their stolen treasures to art dealers who, in turn, sell them to museums. "As they journey up the crime pyramid, they attain further layers of respectability," explained Butterworth, taking us into a fascinating world where detectives, through the painstaking nature of their work, have become art experts. Last year, there was a 75% fall in thefts of art treasures from galleries, churches and tombs. We heard the story of a Madonna and Child altarpiece recovered in three separate parts from three different private collections, and of the thief who stole a chalice from one church in order to donate it to another, insisting his name was carved on it. His priest turned him in to the police. Listening to some of the detectives of the art squad, you sensed that they, too, were following a calling that was almost religious.

If Butterworth's informed approach reminded you how consistently strong Radio 4's documentary strand is, this week's Off the Page, as if often the case with the channel's discussion-style programmes, made me want to run screaming from the room. Billed as a blend of "new writing and provocative debate", it featured novelist Stella Duffy, marriage counsellor Harry Benson and the ubiquitous Bidisha, writer, broadcaster and born disagree-er.

The subject was marriage and each guest had written a 400-word piece entitled "Shoulda Put a Ring on It". Benson put himself, and his rescued marriage, at the centre of a talk that was one-part therapy speak, one-part self-flagellating confessional. Duffy cleverly celebrated same-sex ceremonies while Bidisha, was – surprise, surprise – dead against it "because of patriarchy", though she did admit to blubbing along with everyone else when some friends, one of whom was "a real super, right-on feminist", took the vow. Suffice to say, the Beyoncé song of the same name contained more wit and social insight in a few short, sharp lines than their combined efforts.

In The eSportsmen (R4), Kate Russell gamely entered the all-male world of competitive computer gaming. What once was a bedroom hobby for computer geeks is fast becoming a lucrative sport in which teams compete against each other for increasingly large sums of money. Except computer gaming, as its name suggests, is a game, not a sport. A bit like darts.

Seven hours a day sitting in front of a computer screen does not, the programme concluded, make for a balanced lifestyle. Neither, though, does an intense youthful commitment to, say, tennis. The best quote came from one earnest young man who declared without irony: "I see gaming as an equal fighting field, but girls just don't seem interested." I wonder why. © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

May 07 2010

Global Voices Partners with “Echo Moskvy”

By Vadim Isakov

We are pleased to announce our partnership with “Echo Moskvy,” the most prominent and respected radio station in Russia with hundreds of thousands of listeners from all over the globe. This radio station is rightfully considered the most influential radio in Russia.

“Echo Moskvy” radio is doing an amazing job covering different aspects of Russian society and brining a unique perspective regarding the most pressing issues in the country and the world. Most of “Echo Moskvy” broadcast is dedicated to analytical programs and talk shows. It is one of the few media outlets in Russia pursuing high standards of journalism. Many people consider “Echo Moskvy” an oppositional radio but, as its editor-in-chief Aleksey Venedikov said, it is rather “an informational radio” that serves as a platform for discussions among different forces and a place for analysis, ideas, opinions of different political structures.

Another great thing about “Echo Moskvy” is that it is actively using different online platforms to expand its audience and stay relevant in ever-changing field of global journalism. It has an extensive network of Russian bloggers featured on its Web site where people share amazing stories of lives in different corners of the country.

That is why we are very excited to start working with the most professional Russian journalists and prominent netizens bringing more perspective from Russian online community to global audience and, in turn, making Global Voices more accessible to Russian speakers.

“Echo Moskvy” already opened a separate Web page dedicated to Global Voices online. The GVO Lingua Russian team will be translating articles that later will be featured on “Echo Moskvy” Web site. That will make GVO stories more accessible to Russian audience. At the same time, GVO will be picking stories submitted by “Echo Moskvy,” translating them into English and featuring those on GVO Web site. This will make Russian online community closer to international audience.

We would like to thank people who worked hard to make this collaboration possible on both sides. We are grateful to Aleksey Venediktov, an editor-in-chief of “Echo Moskvy,” and Nargiz Asadova, a deputy editor of the radio, for being receptive to new opportunities. A special thank you to our own Gregory Asmolov who initiated the project and even flew to Moscow and met with “Echo Moskvy” representatives to work out the details of this collaboration.

April 26 2010

November 25 2009

History in the making

Nearly four years in the planning, Radio 4 series A History of the World in 100 Objects aims to get more people into museums

The British Museum and the BBC today announced what they called an unprecedented partnership for a project that cannot be said to lack ambition: they want to help to construct a history of the world using objects collected from 2 million years of human history.

Neil MacGregor, the museum's director, called it "the biggest thing we've ever done" while Mark Damazer, the controller of Radio 4, said it was the "most ambitious and most thrilling project" he had worked on in more than 25 years at the BBC.

Details of the collaboration, nearly four years in the planning, were released at a launch in the grand surroundings of the Enlightenment gallery of the British Museum. The aim is to get more people interested in history, get people thinking about their place in the world, and get more of them into museums across the UK.

At its core will be a 100-part series on Radio 4 called A History of the World in 100 Objects, written and presented by MacGregor. From 18 January and in three tranches, the 15-minute programmes will be broadcast at 9.45am, in the traditional Book of the Week slot, and 7.45pm. Each will forensically examine an object from the British Museum collection.

MacGregor said the idea was about connecting human history by examining specific objects, whether old – a hand axe about 1.4m years old from Tanzania, or the burial helmet at Sutton Hoo, for example – or more recent, such as a chair made from guns decommissioned in 1992 after the Mozambique civil war.

Of course, the one problem with a radio programme is that you cannot see the object. Damazer defended the use of Radio 4 rather than BBC1: "Part of the joy of this is that we can tap into the extraordinary resource of the British Museum and we don't have to go all over the world and film for 10 years to do it."

He said history programmes on TV were too often "a rather large number of quite expensive rearrangements of medieval battles and lovingly rendered shots of brass rubbings", and radio was better able to explain the cultural, political and economic history of an object.

"What you want is the core idea and the core intellect," said Damazer. "What we have with the British Museum and its director is the most magnificent way of communicating a set of really quite complicated ideas but doing it in a way that is hugely accessible."

Also announced today was a CBBC series, Relic: Guardians of the Museum, which will see children tearing around the museum to unlock mysteries behind the objects. It features a ghost called Agatha and a competition: failure results in being locked in the museum.

The BBC regions and the World Service will also be involved. In Wales, 50 objects from Welsh collections will feature in four programmes presented by Eddie Butler called Wales and the History of the World. BBC Radio Scotland's daily arts programme, The Radio Cafe, will have six special editions on objects from Scottish museums.

MacGregor said the project went to the heart of what the British Museum was set up to do when it was created in the Age of Enlightenment: "Parliament set up the British Museum to allow all 'studious and curious persons, native and foreign born' to construct their own history of the world and to find their place in it.

"This is much the biggest thing we've ever done. Obviously, we're used to doing exhibitions, but they are focused on individual periods or a particular area, and what's been remarkable about this is that every bit of the museum has been involved – almost every curator has been involved in selecting the objects and working out the connections. We've never worked so connectedly within the museum and I think it's made everybody view the collection differently – to think of it as one world collection rather than different areas, different departments."

As well as museums making choices, the public will be able to select their own objects and say what they mean to them.

MacGregor hopes the project will get more people into museums. "Every major city in this country has a world collection. We can think about the history of the world, in the UK, in a way that no other European country can."

There will be guest contributors to each of the Radio 4 programmes: for example, broadcaster Sir David Attenborough describes the Olduvai Gorge stone chopper, writer Seamus Heaney reads Beowulf for a programme on the Sutton Hoo helmet, and London mayor Boris Johnson talks about the head of Augustus. © Guardian News & Media Limited 2009 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

November 09 2009

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