Calling all community radio broadcasters:
You are invited to join an international collaboration and historic radio
opportunity. We would like to confirm your station’s participation on
Thursday, May 15th. This important broadcast will be available in some
pre-recorded segments, as a live stream from Midnight until 6pm on the
15th, and as a broadcast quality archive afterwards. Will you be airing
any portion of this audio on May 15th or at any later date?
Please let us know if we can confirm you station as a re-broadcaster of
any portion….RADIO FREE PALESTINE…
18 HOURS OF BROADCASTING ON
60 YEARS OF DISPOSSESSION
THURSDAY, MAY 15th, from Midnight until 6pm (EST) – Join us for this
historic international radio reflection of the Palestinian Nakba or
catastrophe. Content will be hosted by the International Middle East
Media Center in Bethlehem (Palestine), in collaboration with CKUT 90.3fm
in Montreal (Quebec, Canada), CHRY 105.5fm in Toronto (Ontario, Canada),
and KBOO 90.7fm in Portland (Oregon, USA). Including contributions from
Pacifica Radio and Democracy Now!
Tune-in and remember!
Join Pacifica Radio stations, Democracy Now, Campus-Community radio
stations across North America, and the International Middle East Media
Center (IMEMC) for a special day-long broadcast on this important
Thursday, May 15th, 2008, commemorates 60 years of the Palestinian Nakba.
In 1948 eighty-five percent of the Palestinians living in the areas that
became the state of Israel became refugees. More than 500 Palestinian
villages were depopulated and later destroyed to prevent the return of the
refugees. Today there are a total of 7 million Palestinian refugees,
dispersed throughout the world – the largest and longest running refugee
problem yet unresolved.
60-years later, Israel continues to occupy and colonize Palestinian land
through the construction of Jewish only settlements and the Wall in the
West Bank. The Gaza Strip has been turned into one large prison. Israel
violates international law and commits ongoing war crimes and crimes
against humanity. And Palestinians abroad are the world’s oldest refugee
population, making-up more than one fourth of all refugees.
On Thursday, May 15th, we will broadcast throughout the day on these and
many other topics. Beginning in Bethlehem live from the IMEMC, then
moving to New York City with Democracy Now, plus contributions from
stations across Canada and the US.
The content of the entire broadcast will be made available on the internet
in broadcast quality format. Any participating station may contribute
content to the broadcast by submitting a pre-recorded segment or joining
with a live contribution. Stations may choose to air some or all of the
live feed as well as broadcast any portion afterwards from the archive.
Pre-recorded material will be available to download by May 12th.
These details will be further updated and include a complete schedule.
To submit audio, email firstname.lastname@example.org.