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Inside UN, S. Korean Arirang Added to P3 TV, No India or Brazil

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, July 14 -- A year after the Free UN Coalition for Access asked the UN why its in-house EZTV had channels from the US (CNN and Fox News), UK (BBC) and France (France 24) but none from China or Russia or India or Brazil, a new channel has been added: South Korea's Arirang.

  Ban Ki-moon, former foreign minister and perhaps future president of South Korea, apparently made a plug for the station. So it's P3+2?

 Inner City Press, on behalf of the Free UN Coalition for Access, asked about UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric back on April 29, 2014:

Inner City Press: I wanted to ask on the actual UN EZTV which has channels and itís an in-house thing, it seems like now, thereís two French channels, thereís two American news channels, thereís Al-Jazeera, thereís no Russian or Chinese channel, soÖ

Spokesman Dujarric: Weíre trying. Part of the issue is what we can get for free, we had to cut costs in terms of subscription so it was a cost issue, but I know itís an effort on the part of [the Department of Public Information] to add more channels in different languages, but itís also trying to do it in a way that doesnít cost us a dime.

Inner City Press: Itís seems like P3 TV, do you see why?

Spokesman: Okay, thatís a comment, not a question.

Two days later there was an addition on UN in-house EZTV, but it is not Chinese or Russian: it's Japan's NHK. So G4 TV?

   


 

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