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Lacroix’s Canadian Crisis

Hubert Lacroix, the President and CEO of CBC in Canada almost apologised when he described Hurricane Igor in 2010. It hit Newfoundland on the east coast of Canada, and was the worst hurricane the population of 500,000 had ever seen … Continue reading

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Snappers and Tweeters

We’ve been trending in Brisbane. If you tweet you already know what I mean. If not, it means that the CBA was one of the most popular twitter topics for the three days of the conference, and we’ve achieved this … Continue reading

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A Day of Contrasts

Public service broadcasters of every size and shape are here in Brisbane: rich, poor, large, small and everything in between. One plan to deal with emergencies might work for one PSB, but not for others yet all of them agree … Continue reading

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Genevieve Bell addresses delegates in Keynote

What does the technological future look like? Don’t ask a tech savvy teenager, ask women in their 40s, 50s and 60s because they’re the ones doing most of the surfing, texting, skyping, and social networking. That’s according to the dynamic social scientist … Continue reading

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QLD Governor Penelope Wensley opens the CBA Conference

The role of the public broadcaster when a disaster or emergency strikes has been described as “absolutely critical”. These were the words of the Governor of Queensland, Penelope Wensley, when she opened the 29th Commonwealth Broadcasting Association General Conference in Brisbane.In … Continue reading

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