Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Australia Calling: A look at 80 years of Radio Australia and ABC international broadcasting

By Michael Vincent and Michael Walsh
The history of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is a story of Australia's relationship with Asia and the Pacific.

But the ABC's international operations have come a long way from their origins in 1939.

Designed to compete as a propaganda service during World War II, radio programs were broadcast in the languages of both Australia's allies and its enemies: initially in French, Dutch, German and Spanish, and after 1942 in Japanese, Thai, Indonesian and Mandarin.
Additional story at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-16/abc-celebrating-80-years-of-international-broadcasting/11783252