SBC, Sirocco Times join Micronational Press Council

Alston, NCD, Apr 13 – The Siroccan Broadcasting Corporation and the Sirocco Times have both joined the Micronational Press Council as a move of support for other micronational broadcasters and media outlets. The Council, “a self-regulatory body of micronational media outlets”, aims to organise broadcasters together and handle complaints, and it is known that both the Dranorian Broadcasters’ Guild and the A1 Broadcasting Commission had been trying to persuade Minister of Access Daniel Anderson to allow both the SBC and the Times to join for some time. Tonight it was confirmed that permission had been granted to both outlets to join the…

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TASPAC issues statement regarding Aldrich Lucas

Alston, NCD, Feb 20 – Following the spectacular fall from grace of Yablokon Grand Chancellor Aldrich Lucas after his extreme vandalism of the MicroWiki Forums today, TASPAC has issued the following statement: The members of TASPAC wish to denounce in the strongest possible terms the abhorrent abuse of trust former member Aldrich Lucas committed. TASPAC cares sincerely about the welfare of the MicroWiki community, and we believe that the collective records of Daniel Anderson, Jeremy Oakes, Philip Fish, Michael Sander, and Mars McTavish speak for themselves. TASPAC would never condone vandalism of MicroWiki. TASPAC bitterly opposes those who would have MicroWiki descend into…

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Community in meltdown as accusations fly

Alston, NCD, Sep 8 – Sirocco has become involved in what is possibly the largest debate in the history of the MicroWiki community following the leak of a dossier by former Erusian leader Robert Lethler. While the Siroccan Government has refused to release all details, it is known that the dossier accused Yablokon leader Aldrich Lucas of using underhanded means to seize control of the community, something that Lucas, amongst others, stronly refuses. The dossier has been supported by a number of micronationalists, including William Soergel, Jacob Tierney and Jonathan Austen. TASPAC nations, including Sirocco, were accused of trying to take control of…

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Alston to go fully digital?

Alston, NCD, Aug 22 – The Alston Aerial, the capital’s tallest and most famous landmark, could soon vanish from the city’s skyline as plans are considered to shut off the city’s analogue television reception. Officials from the Alston City Council have proposed ending the reception of analogue television in the National Capital District and fully equipping the province’s television sets with Freeview set-top boxes. Alston could be fully digital by as early as October. Alston began digital television reception in June 1999 through the Sky Satellite Television service. Earlier in this year it was complemented by the Freeview service, which aims to replace…

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