television diplomacy

July 4, 2011

It is understood Sky News proposed setting up a dedicated channel for China to run separately from the rest of the network as a way of expanding Australia's reach in the Asian powerhouse, where censorship limits foreign news broadcasts.... the Foreign Affairs Department has said it is keen to gain access for Australia's public diplomacy channel.

The Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) must be lauded for popularising Malaysian food through its much-publicized Malaysian Kitchen Programme which has entered into its second year... The response to Malaysia's Kitchen Programme in the New York/New Jersey region has been quite positive...

Ramin Mehmanparast, Spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry meet with Daniel Sergio Lopez emphasizing the ever increasing importance of public diplomacy in foreign policy, particularly the role of the audiovisual media in that respect.

Phil Rosenthal, the creator of "Everybody Loves Raymond," was delighted when Sony asked him if he wanted to go to Moscow to help oversee a Russian-language production of his long-running sitcom.

"Chinese film-makers are going to shoot a documentary about Baku, the soundtrack of which will be a Chinese song about Baku performed by [Azerbaijani singer] Rashid Behbudov," Valeriy Ruzin, president of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio and a member of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia, told a press conference in Baku.

In a $20m (£12m) remake of the classic American children's programme, the setting for the show has moved from the streets of New York to a lively village in Pakistan with a roadside tea and snacks stall, known as a dhaba...

US diplomatic cables suggested Canadian TV seeks to “twist current events to feed long-standing negative images of the US." Not really, say Canadian producers and officials. Watching state-run television here [Montreal], you might get the feeling that Canadians seriously loath their big southern neighbor. At least, that's the impression that some US diplomats got.

Asian Television Network International Limited is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the High Commission of India in Ottawa as an exclusive media partner for the Year of India 2011 celebrations to be held across Canada. Year of India 2011 is a year-long celebration of Indian culture in Canada...