Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Deutsche Welle plans major cuts in Russian service

Andrew Stroehlein, Communications Director for the International Crisis Group, writes on Reuters AlertNet that Deutsche Welle, is set to announce major cuts to its Russian-language services to Central Asia. Mr Stroehlein says:
“Sources tell me their plans include making cuts both in content and delivery method. Programs are being slashed, and more than 50% of programs will be broadcast only over the internet, no longer via shortwave.”
(R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)

Full story, Media Misery in Central Asia