Kim's Recent Essays...
US International Broadcasting: Success Requires Independence and Consolidation.
In International Broadcasting, Even the Static Must be Credible.
America Calling China: A Strategy for International Broadcasting.
Los Angeles Times, 21 Jan 2013, Daniel Hernandez: "Television viewers in Cuba reportedly had the chance to watch U.S. President Obama's inauguration on Monday via a news feed from Venezuela's Telesur network. ... Obama's inauguration speech was aired Monday on Telesur accompanied by a commentator who cast doubt on some of the U.S. president's assertions, reported Mexico's state news agency Notimex from the Cuban capital, Havana."
Rapid TV News, 16 Jan 2013, Iñaki Ferreras: "Panama's main cable operator Cable Onda has now added the Latin American news channel Telesur, making it available for 75.1% of the country's pay-TV market, according to Next TV Latam. ... [T]he channel also wants to spread its international reach with a presence in Europe, and in particular Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Bulgaria."
Al Jazeera English, Listening Post, 26 Jan 2013: "This week’s feature story takes us to Venezuela where who else but President Hugo Chavez could be the centre of attention – except that he is nowhere to be seen. For six weeks he has been in a hospital bed in Cuba after treatment for cancer. His supporters say he is still ruling the shop and sending kisses from his sickbed. But the state-run Telesur – or ‘Tele-Chavez’ as its critics see it – is finding it hard to fill airtime with their main man away from the cameras, especially while the opposition are raising uncomfortable questions not only about the Chavez’s health but also about the political future of the country. The Listening Post’s Marcela Pizarro delves into the media battle surrounding Venezuela’s invisible president.' With video.
Miami Herald, 25 Jan 2013, Juan O. Tamayo: "Two years after a fiber-optic cable reached Cuba from Venezuela, and at least five months after it was activated, Havana has confirmed the ALBA-1 cable is working but cautioned that doesn’t mean residents will have more access to the Internet."