Ivo Skoric on Thu, 19 Aug 1999 07:48:21 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Rock for Kosovo

Kosovo's new rulers (and they ain't Albanians) decided that radio 
stations have to play 80% of international, i.e. anglo-saxon music. 
Nearly 50% of Kosovars are younger than 20, so forcing Pearl Jam 
down Albanian ear channels might not be that bad idea, although it 
is an unprecedented example of cultural colonialism, particularly 
coming from a "liberating humanitarian force."

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>Dear all,
>Here are some interesting article about the media in Kosova.
>Puzzling is the fact about the creation of the "Kosovo's Department of
>Media Affairs".
>"Each local group produces a one-hour news and information service but the
>Albanians also compile four hours of music which, under a deal with local
>officials of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
>(OSCE), must comprise 80 per cent international "pop" and 20 per cent
>Albanian music."
>Why is there a need for an agreement on the percent of Albanian music to be
>played on radio Prishtina?! What is the logic behind this?!
>I hope that the "Kosovo's Department of Media Affairs" will NOT be used to
>censor Albanian patriotic and war songs from being aired on Kosova air
>weaves, all in the name of reconciliation and coexistence.
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