An international television channel is a "pipe that can deliver the country's image."

Posted: 11 Apr 2010   Print   Send a link
"CNN, BBC, Aljazeera, NHK World, Arirang TV, RT and CCTV9. These are just some of the major international news networks that have been riding the global airwaves and gaining influence in the political and social arena. ... What is prompting these countries to invest millions of dollars in an around-the-clock English-language channel? (Interview : Kim Eun-mee, Communications Professor Seoul National University) "It is a very practical need to have their countries' own voice and own pipe that can deliver the country's image and information to outside citizens. And also too your citizens become much more sensitive or aware of how they're being portrayed to the outside world and how they see the outside world.'" Jang Ji-yun, Arirang TV (Seoul), 8 April 2010.