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When you spin the radio dial in this high-altitude city you could almost be anywhere. The airwaves are crowded with the likes of Beyonc, Shakira and Pitbull, just like you were cruising a highway in Miami or Manhattan rather than tooling through the snow-capped Andes. But Ecuadors airwaves are about to undergo a domestic invasion. Thanks to a recently passed communications law, half of all music played on the radio will have to be homegrown.
Culture, Arts and Leisure Minister, Carl N Chuiln, has launched the switch-on of 14 digital radio stations in the north of Ireland.
Minster for Culture John Griffiths has this morning used meetings with both the Director of BBC Cymru Wales, Rhodri Talfan Davies, and Director of Ofcom Wales, Rhodri Williams, to outline his ambition for a healthy broadcasting industry in Wales.
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop comments on the announcement of further media job losses in Scotland, with the news that 30 editorial staff face redundancy at the Scottish newspaper The Scotsman.
The Government is working towards encouraging radio stations to play a higher percentage of local music. He said one inducement could be increased tax incentives for stations. Douglas said the Government is committed to establishing a 50 per cent quota for local music on the airwaves.
En primicia el Ministro de Culturas Pablo Groux, adelant la implementacin del canal TV Culturas que estar a cargo de esta cartera de EstadoLos contenidos estarn relacionados a las reas de recuperacin de identidades, su historia, contenidos cientficos y artsticos, desarrollo turstico en base comunitaria, adems de programas infantiles, juveniles y de descolonizacin.