The Palestine Broadcasting Service started airing in 1936, from a brand-new transmitter tower in Ramallah. It was a British station in three languages, aimed at promoting the message of the mandate government throughout the region.
But over the following decades, as Palestine saw political upheavals, bloody conflicts and power shifts, the radio station found itself in the middle of it all… and became a unique capsule of the events that led to the Nakba.
This episode was produced by Shahd Bani-Odeh, Alex Atack and Darah Ghanem, with editorial support from Dana Ballout, Nadeen Shaker, Tamara Rasamny, Zeina Dowidar and Dina Salem; fact-checking by Zeina Dowidar and Dina Salem; sound design by Alex Atack; and mixing by Mohamed Khreizat. Kerning Cultures is a Kerning Cultures Network production.
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