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Welcome to program 143 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:

  1:30 Program preview (now)
  2:49 Russian cargo craft docks with ISS*
  6:01 Castro urges end of Martí broadcasts*
11:41 Afghan journalist heard on IS radio
17:20 Tiny FM transmitters for Syria*
24:25 Closing announcements*

* with image

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Russian Cargo Ship Docks with International Space Station

VOA News
December 23, 2015

An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft successfully docked with the
Intentional Space Station early Wednesday.

The Progress 62 cargo ship, carrying more than 2.8 tons of food,
fuel, and supplies, blasted off from the from the Baikonur
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Monday.

Ahead of its arrival at the ISS, two U.S. crew members, Scott
Kelly and Tim Kopra, left the orbiting laboratory for a three
hour space walk to perform an assembly and maintenance operation.

Their primary task was to move the space station's mobile
transporter rail car a few centimeters from its stalled position
so it could be latched in place before Wednesday's docking.


Image: Russia's Progress 62 cargo ship arrives at the
International Space Station on Dec. 23, 2015 ...

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The slow-scan television (SSTV) event from the International
Space Station, planned for 26-27 December, has been postponed,
with mid-January as the new target date. See ...


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Castro Urges US to End Broadcasts Directed at Cuba

Megan Duzor
December 18, 2015

Cuban President Raul Castro is urging the U.S. government to stop
radio and television broadcasts that Cuba considers harmful,
while also saying that his government is willing to keep
improving relations with the United States.

In a speech broadcast on state television December 18, Castro said
that his government will "continue insisting that to reach
normalized relations, it is imperative that the United States
government eliminate all of these policies from the past."

He noted that the U.S. government continues to broadcast to Cuba,
including transmissions of Radio Marti and TV Marti, despite
Cuba's objections. Radio Marti and TV Marti are overseen by the
Broadcasting Board of Governors, which is also the parent
organization of the Voice of America.

Castro also criticized U.S. immigration policy that allows Cuban
migrants to live in the United States if they reach U.S.

"A preferential migration policy continues to be applied to Cuban
citizens, which is evidenced by the enforcement of the wet
foot/dry foot policy, the Medical Professional Parole Program and
the Cuban Adjustment Act, which encourage an illegal, unsafe,
disorderly and irregular migration, foment human smuggling and
other related crimes, and create problems to other countries,"
Castro said.

Trade embargo

Castro also repeated his call for the U.S. trade embargo against
the communist nation to be lifted, saying President Barack Obama
can do more to help end the embargo.

Obama has publicly urged Congress to lift the 56-year-old U.S.
trade embargo against Cuba, but so far, lawmakers in the
Republican-controlled Congress have taken no major steps toward
that end.

"The steps taken so far by President Obama, although positive,
have proved to be limited in scope, which has prevented their
implementation," Castro said.

Signs of warmth

In his speech, Castro also noted advancements since last year,
when he and Obama announced they would normalize relations after
more than five decades of Cold War hostilities.

In the past year, embassies in Havana and Washington reopened and
top-level meetings have taken place between officials from both
countries, including Obama and Castro. Also, the United States
has removed Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of
terrorism, and eased some travel restrictions to the communist

On Thursday, the two countries struck a deal to restore regular
commercial flights. The U.S. State Department said that agreement
would lead to increased authorized travel to the island nation,
such as for educational trips, even though tourist flights are
still banned.

Ties between the United States and Cuba were severed shortly
after communist leader Fidel Castro overthrew the island's
longtime dictator in 1959.


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Voice of Afghan Journalist Now Heard on IS Radio

Noor Zahid
December 22, 2015

The voice of a journalist who until recently used to work at
radio stations in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province can
now be heard in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, and
neighboring districts as the voice of Islamic State's new
"caliphate radio."

Former colleagues are quick to recognize the voice of Sultan Aziz
Ezam, who worked for three local radio stations over the course
of a decade, covering primarily land issues.

Now, that voice is issuing death threats.

Local newsmen hear their former colleague - or some imitator -
accusing them of "working for foreigners" and saying they are on
the IS death watch list for their reporting practices.

"I know the addresses of houses of all those journalists who are
working with different media organizations in Jalalabad, and will
find them and will kill them," he declares.

Journalists 'very scared'

VOA could not independently confirm the identity of the IS radio
anchor. But local Afghan journalists say they are alarmed by the
threats and are taking them seriously, because they recognize the

"All journalists in Jalalabad are aware of the threats and are
very scared," one local journalist told VOA.

About 50 reporters in Nangarhar work for local and international
news outlets.

Journalists say Ezam and his brother recently left their work at
a local radio station, and Ezam had not been heard from until his
voice surfaced on the IS broadcasts.

The Nangarhar governor's spokesman, Attaullah Khogianay, told
reporters that the provincial government was aware of the threats
to journalists.

"We have started working on a mechanism to protect reporters," he
said, offering no specifics. "We are hopeful, if we are
successful in creating the mechanism, that reporters will feel

The Nangarhar communications directorate has said that because of
technical reasons, the radio has not yet been taken off the air.

IS radio

FM radio broadcasts by IS started recently along the
Pakistan-Afghanistan border and are the voice of terror in a
region where IS terrorist fighters are active.

IS launched the channel as the "Voice of Khelafat [Caliphate]."

It is not hard to find on the radio dial. The two-hour daily
evening broadcasts include Quranic recitations, Arabic nasheed
(Islamic chanting), interviews with IS fighters and
anti-government propaganda.

The channel also airs interviews with IS mullahs who issue
fatwahs against those who work with the Afghan army and
government, with the Pakistan army and for foreigners in

Pakistani and Afghan officials say they are hunting for the
broadcasters; they believe the signal emanates from a mobile
transmitter in the mountains.

The governor of Achin district, Haji Ghaleb, told VOA that the
radio station has been set up in the Achin district along the
border with Pakistan.

Achin has recently seen an increasing presence of IS fighters
who have launched multiple attacks on Afghan security forces in
the district.

VOA reporters contributed to this report from Jalalabad.

                                                            +BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/monitoring/islamic-state-radio-surfaces-in-afghanistan

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Radio Rebels: Berlin Group Makes Tiny Transmitters for Syria

Associated Press via voanews.com
December 22, 2015

BERLIN - On the top floor of an old brick building in the heart
of Berlin, a group of journalists and tech enthusiasts are
working to spur the Syrian media revolution.

Their weapon is an unassuming black case the size of a shoebox
that allows opposition radio stations in Syria to transmit inside
hostile territory.

Dubbed PocketFM, the device is basically a low-powered radio
transmitter. Coupled with a satellite dish to receive new
programs, a car battery for power and a one-meter (three-foot)
antenna, it can broadcast FM radio within a 5-kilometer (3-mile)

That's enough to cover a town or a city district, said Philipp
Hochleichter, who oversees development of the device for the
Berlin-based nonprofit organization Media in Cooperation and

The group has been training journalists in conflict zones for
more than a decade and often relies on FM radio to reach
populations in far-flung areas that don't have access to the
Internet or smartphones. But when the group realized that
shifting front lines and the brutal treatment of journalists
meant operating large broadcast antennae could become too
cumbersome or risky, it developed PocketFM.

It's now being used to covertly broadcast in nine locations,
including two that are controlled by the Islamic State group,
said Hochleichter. Connected to a solar panel, a PocketFM
transmitter can theoretically work autonomously for long periods
of time.

The project, which also includes compiling a daily best-of from
nine cooperating radio stations that is beamed down by satellite,
is financed by the German Foreign Ministry. It cooperates only
with moderate opposition groups who have to abide by a code of

Not catering to propagandists

"Of course it's necessary for us to make sure they don't fall
into propaganda scheme, which is very tough in Syria at the
moment," said Najat Abdulhaq, a Palestinian journalist who
manages the project.

Listeners might be surprised to find that aside from urgently
needed information - which borders are open, what are the prices
in the market, how are refugees abroad faring - there's a fair
amount of light entertainment.

"People have a day-to-day life despite conflict," said Abdulhaq.
"Despite the sadness and the war, people like to listen to music
and even comedy."

Hochleichter said Monday the group is currently working on its
third version of PocketFM, which it hopes to complete by the
middle of next year. As with previous versions, the technology is
decidedly low key, with a $40 Raspberry Pi computer at the heart
of the device.

"We're not a hardware company that's got $100,000 to develop new
technology," Hochleichter said.

The next version will be slightly more powerful and boast a new
security feature that allows users to remotely switch off the
device by text message to prevent it from being traced.

With the war in Syria running for almost five years, the third
version is almost certain to see use.

"I wish, but I would be very naive if I would believe, that the
conflict would be over next year," said Abdulhaq.


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  The system is able to automatically find a new frequency,
when the default frequency isn't available or jammed.
Listeners can find the station by its RDS signature, which is
broadcast along with the audio signal. RDS can also be used
to quickly send out short text messages to listeners.

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And visit voaradiogram.net.

Twitter: @VOARadiogram

Thanks to colleagues at the Edward R. Murrow shortwave
transmitting station in North Carolina.

I'm Kim Elliott. Please join us for the next VOA Radiogram.

This is VOA, the Voice of America.


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The Man from Caesaria -  Friedemann Witecka



Friedemann Witecka, (August 31, 1951 Freiburg im Breisgau) is a German guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and music producer
Friedemann made his first appearances in his native town, at the former Southwest Radio and Talentschuppen TV between 1967 and 1970. In 1979 he released his first album The Beginning of Hope in which musicians such as Wolfgang Dauner, Lenny MacDowell, Thomas Heidepriem and singer Anne Haigis participated.
His albums Indian Summer (1987) and Aquamarine (1990) reached six-digit sales figures and were also successful in the United States. With around 550,000 records sold, he heard claims to be the most successful musicians of his genre.
The acoustic quality of his albums (CD and SACD) is often used for testing of systems engineering. In 1997 the readers of Audio (magazine) chose the CD Aquamarine as the "best audiophile CD of all times". For more than 10,000 copies sold of the album The Concert (2012) he received a German Jazz Award.


Friedemann Witecka, als Musiker kurz Friedemann (* 31. August 1951 in Freiburg im Breisgau, ist ein deutscher Gitarrist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Songwriter und Musikproduzent.
Friedemann zog nach ersten Auftritten in seiner Geburtsstadt, beim damaligen Südwestfunk und in der TV-Nachwuchsshow Talentschuppen zwischen 1967 und 1970 nach London, wo er bis 1980 lebte und an Folk-Alben mitwirkte. 1979 legte er sein erstes Album The Beginning of Hope vor, an dem Musiker wie Wolfgang Dauner, Lenny MacDowell oder Thomas Heidepriem und die Sängerin Anne Haigis mitwirkten.
Seine Alben Indian Summer (1987) und Aquamarin (1990) erreichten sechsstellige Verkaufszahlen und waren auch in den USA erfolgreich. Mit rund 550.000 verkauften Tonträgern gehört er nach eigenen Angaben zu den erfolgreichsten Musikern seines Genres
Die akustische Qualität seiner Platten (CDs und SACD) wird gerne zum Testen von Anlagentechnik verwendet. Die Leser der Zeitschrift Audio wählten die CD Aquamarin 1997 zur „besten audiophilen CD aller Zeiten“. Für mehr als 10.000 verkaufte Exemplare des Albums The Concert hat er 2012 einen German Jazz Award erhalten.




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