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Inside this Edition
March 21, 2007 Vol.
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we hope to spotlight needs and opportunities in the area of
international Christian broadcasting, as well as to focus on
issues of international evangelism and the persecuted church
around the globe.
exists not merely to teach the truth, but to provide
listeners with opportunities to ‘do the truth’. That’s
why they’ve built and supported an orphanage in Hong
Kong, provided beds for homeless children in India,
counseled ‘street kids’ in Hollywood, ministered to
widows, carried Bibles into China and VietNam, helped
establish churches and provide Bibles in Indonesia,
North Korea and Southeast Asia, provided sight for the
blind in Africa, aided refugees from Kosovo, and made
generous donations to feed the hungry. Compassion Radio
boots-on-the-ground communications ministry that goes
beyond talk and into action to serve the neediest people
in the toughest places on earth.
Compassion Radio did not choose its name, but was given
it by an aid worker in a Middle Eastern refugee
camp as a description of what the ministry was doing to
help poor and oppressed people.
Compassion Radio sponsors compassion projects in
desperate places, dialogues with world leaders, tells
exciting stories of God’s reconciling work around the
world, and offers opportunities for listeners to get
through strategic partnerships internationally in
the fields of broadcasting, relief and development,
human rights and religious freedom, and education. Its
work has been covered by CNN, NBC, CBS, Fox Television,
and other broadcast and print media.
Compassion Radio’s daily half-hour programs feature
teaching, interviews, documentaries and on-site news
reports from places like: Baghdad, Iraq; Tehran, Iran;
Kabul, Afghanistan; Khartoum, Sudan; The West Bank,
Palestine; Pyongyang, North Korea; and Beijing, China.
Compassion Radio, lead and hosted by NRB Milestone Award
recipient Norm Nelson, is expanding its daily half-hour
radio program into six new markets: WRBS/Baltimore, MD;
KCNW/Kansas City, MO; WFAM/Augusta, GA; WYCC/York, PA;
WLMR/Chattanooga, TN; and KXKS/Albuquerque, NM.
more information contact Hanns Manship, Executive Vice
Blue Ribbon Award Winners*
NRB will showcase one NRB Exhibitor Blue
Ribbon Award Winner each week.
Pew Internet and American Life
Project, one-third of Internet users, or
34%, have logged onto the Internet using a wireless
connection either with a laptop computer, a handheld
personal digital assistant (PDA), or cell phone, have
surfed the Internet or checked email using means such as
WiFi broadband or cell phone networks.
Among the 34% of Internet users who have gone online
72% of wireless users check email on the typical
day, compared to 63% of home broadband users and 54%
of all Internet users.
46% get news online on the typical day, compared to
38% of home broadband users and 31% of all Internet
25% of Internet users say they have a cell phone that
connects to the Internet with a wireless connection.
Among Internet users with this capability on their cell
phone, 54% have used it to get on the Internet either at
home, work, or someplace other than home or work.
Among those with cell phones that can connect to the
47% have done this someplace other than home or
28% have done this at work.
27% have done this while at home.
Personal digital assistants (PDAs): One in eight
(13%) Internet users have a PDA that can connect to
the Internet using a wireless network. Of these,
most (82%) have used it to connect at home, work, or
someplace other than home or work.
56% of those with a web-enabled PDA have used it to
access the Internet or email away from home or work.
49% have done this with their PDA at home.
38% have used their PDA to connect to the web or
email at work.
Wireless Internet users tend to be younger than
Internet users, in general. For Internet users under the
age of 30:
37% have logged on wirelessly from anywhere.
32% have logged on wirelessly from someplace other
than home or work.
25% log on wirelessly at home.
16% have gotten online by wireless means at work.
As to devices for accessing the Internet wirelessly,
among Internet users under 30:
40% have laptop computers, of which 88% are
26% have wireless networks at home.
40% have cell phones that can access the Internet
17% have PDAs that can connect to the Internet.
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