Kim's Recent Essays...
The Battle for the Soul of U.S. International Broadcasting.
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.
Wired, 3 Dec 2012, Robert McMillan: "Afghanistan once had a countrywide network. It wasn’t great, but when it was destroyed in the war a new network formed like a kind of scar tissue over the country, connecting different regions to Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. 'Afghanistan, in the middle of them, buys internet connectivity from all of them,' says [Renesys's James] Cowie. 'So the government in Kabul is not any more capable of turning the internet off than they were of building an internet in the first place.'"
SWLing Post, 3 Dec 2012, Thomas Witherspoon: "This past Saturday, I found the irony a bit much to take: on one hand, there was Syria, a highly volatile country struggling for stability, while on the other hand, there was … Canada? Both, on the same fateful day, effecting media shut downs. No doubt, most every Syrian with Internet access knew their Internet had been shut down this past weekend, while very few Canadians knew that their international [shortwave] radio voice had been quelled. In both cases, the government was mostly to blame, though in Canada the CBC was left holding the knife."