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Welcome to program 134 of VOA Radiogram from the Voice of

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Washington.

Here is the lineup for today's program, all in MFSK32 except
where noted:

  1:33 Program preview (now)
  2:43 New VOA Radiogram and VOA English frequencies*
  6:43 Press freedom in Turkey*
  8:52 Cassini images of Saturn moon Enceladus*
14:52 Olivia 32-2000: Heavy rainfall favors grass
19:17 MFSK32: Closing announcements*
28:13 Olivia 64-2000: Transmission schedule

* with image

Please send reception reports to radiogram@voanews.com.

And visit voaradiogram.net.

Twitter: @VOARadiogram


Many shortwave broadcast frequencies will change for the B15 high
frequency (HF) broadcasting season, 25 October 2015 to 27 March

The VOA Radiogram schedule has two new frequencies starting 31
October 2015:

Saturday 0930-1000 5910 kHz (new)
Saturday 1600-1630 17580 kHz (new)
Sunday   0230-0300 5745 kHz
Sunday   1930-2000 15670 kHz

All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North

The Voice of America is no longer broadcasting in English via
shortwave and medium wave to most of the world, but transmissions
in English to Africa continue. Below are the B15 frequencies for
VOA English to Africa. Many of these frequencies can be received
outside of Africa.

Times are UTC. Frequencies are in kilohertz (kHz). $ denotes
Saturday and Sunday only. Medium wave frequencies are 909 kHz
(via Botswana to southern Africa) and 1530 kHz (via São Tome to
central and western Africa). All other frequencies are shortwave.

VOA English to Africa (effective 25 October 2015)
0300-0400 909 1530 4930 6080 15580
0400-0430 909 1530 4930 4960 6080 15580
0430-0500 909 4930 4960 6080 15580
0500-0600 909 4930 6080 15580
0600-0700 909 1530 6080 9550 15580
1400-1500 4930 15580 17885
1500-1600 4930 6080 15580 17895
1600-1700 909 1530 4930 6080 15580 17895
1700-1800 6080 13590 15580 17895
1800-1830 13590 15580
1800-1830 $ 909 4930
1830-1900 4930 13590 15580
1830-1900 $ 909
1900-2000 909 4930 13590 15580
2000-2100 909 1530 4930 6080 15580
2030-2100 $ 4940
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In the past two weeks, news has emerged about Russia conducting
"large scale experiments to test the feasibility of cutting the
country off the World Wide Web."

The story was reported by Roland Oliphant in The Telegraph on 15


Among other reports, this from Associated Press:


Russia has denied that the experiments took place ...


The relevance of the VOA Radiogram experiments to any disruption
of the Internet was discussed by Robert Gulley, AK3Q, in his All
Things Radio Blog ...


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Press Freedom Under Fire in Turkey

Henry Ridgwell
October 21, 2015

ISTANBUL - Freedom of the press in Turkey is under serious
threat, according to a coalition of global media rights groups
who have completed an urgent mission to the country ahead crucial
parliamentary election next month.

Dozens of supporters of the ruling AK party protested outside the
offices of the Hurriyet newspaper last month, after it published
an article they claimed contained lies about Turkey's President
Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Days later, one of the newspaper's
columnists was brutally attacked outside his home.

Steven Ellis of the International Press Institute - which
organized the mission to Turkey - says this was just one case in
a series of chilling moves against press freedom.

"There has been a spiraling increase in defamation lawsuits, or
insult criminal cases, by the president in the last year and
especially in recent months. Those compounded with firings, with
raids on news outlets," Ellis says.

Journalists from the Dicle agency protested last month against
the arrest of several colleagues under anti-terror legislation –
which they say is used to suppress reporting of the government's
offensive against Kurdish separatists.

Mohammed Rasool was detained alongside two British journalists
from Vice News, reporting on clashes between Kurds and the
police. The two Britons have since been deported. Melody Patry of
the Index On Censorship was part of the delegation in Turkey.

"But Mohammed Rasool is just one example of the many other
journalists and media workers who are being imprisoned and
detained for simply doing their job, which is reporting the news,
and that is not a crime," Patry says.

Mehmet Solmaz, news editor of the daily Sabah - seen as broadly
pro-government - says Turkey's critics don't understand the
complex media landscape.

"We do see sort of pressure, but that's due to mostly media
moguls having different agendas," he says, adding that
journalists all too often blur the lines between journalism and

"Most of the journalists in Turkey are acting like an activist,
instead of doing what they're supposed to do, like reporting,"
says Solmaz.

The Turkish government turned down an invitation to meet the
International Press Institute delegation. VOA requests for a
response to the accusations went unanswered.


Image: IPI logo ...

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Cassini Explores North Pole Area of Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Rick Pantaleo
VOA Science World Blog
October 16, 2015

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been sending back spectacular
images and providing scientists with valuable data about the
Saturn and its many moons since its arrival there in 2004.

On October 14th, Cassini returned to Saturn's ice-covered and 6th
largest moon Enceladus, the latest of many trips since 2005.

This time, the spacecraft sent back high resolution images of the
moon's northern region.Goe scientists were quite surprised by what they saw.

Based on images taken by the 1970's Voyager Mission, they thought
the region would be heavily cratered.

NASA says Enceladus' northern landscape is crisscrossed by a
spidery web of delicately-thin cracks that have cut through its

The Cassini is set to do its closest flyby of the moon's southern
polar region on October 28th and will make its final targeted
pass of Enceladus on December 19th. NASA says that the Cassini
Mission is scheduled to end in 2017.


See also:


Image: On October 14, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this
image of the north pole of Enceladus ...


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VOA Radiogram now changes to Olivia 32-2000 ...

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Study: Heavy Rainfall Favors Grass Over Trees

VOA News
October 19, 2015

Rain should be good for trees, scientists thought. But African
savannas — rolling grasslands with heavy rainfalls and spells of
drought — do not have many trees.

Princeton University researchers have an explanation: the way
grasses absorb and use water gives them a competitive edge over

In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy
of Sciences, they point out grasses can quickly absorb water to
support photosynthesis and rapid growth, but trees, with tougher
leaves and roots, are not as efficient in taking advantage of
abundant water.

Trees withstand droughts better than grasses, but in a future
that is predicted to be warmer and much wetter, the authors
predict even fewer trees on the savanna. That could be good for
grazers and other herbivores, but worse for birds and other
wildlife that depend on trees. It could also reduce the amount of
CO2 pulled from the atmosphere.

The Princeton researchers developed a mathematical model to mimic
how trees and grasses photosynthesize and absorb water, and
factored in rainfall numbers from observations across the savanna
to come up with their conclusions. First author Xiangtao Xu said
the model could help communities make better policies and
decisions to adapt to climate change.



VOA Radiogram now returns to MFSK32...




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Thanks to colleagues at the Edward R. Murrow shortwave
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I'm Kim Elliott. Please join us for the next VOA Radiogram.

This is VOA, the Voice of America.

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RSID: <<2015-10-24T16:28Z OL 64-2K @ 17870000+1500>>

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule,
effective 31 October 2015
(days/times UTC)

Sat 0930-1000 5910 kHz (new)
Sat 1600-1630 17580 kHz (new)
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz

All via North Carolina










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