This is the sixth volume of papers and proceedings for the Challenges for International Broadcasting/La radiodiffusion internationale face a ses defis conferences. This biennial conference was started in 1990 and is now the largest and most important gathering of international broadcasters in the world,. These broadcasters represent some 60 broadcasting organisation, large and small, and all five continents. The book explores topics of increasing significance in this new millennium -- new technologies, the explosion of the internet and its implications for broadcasting and programming in a multi-channel universe, audience research, the relationship between large and small broadcasters, crisis broadcasting and prospects for increasing international collaboration.
Dr Elzbieta Olechowska is a classical scholar, journalist, broadcaster, media manager and trainer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She is a well known figure in the world of international radio, the author of critical editions of Cicero and Claudian and the co-editor of the five volumes of 'Challenges for International Broadcasting'. Howard Aster taught at McMaster University, Carleton University and McGill University in the Department of Political Science, has served as a consult to numerous government departments in Canada and to cultural organizations, is the author or editor of eleven books and has published over 100 articles.