Friday, January 21, 2011

Deutsche Welle to continue Greek broadcast

The German government has assured that Deutsche Welle’s Greek radio broadcasts will continue and will not be silenced within the framework of restructuring for the period 2010-2013. Government spokesman Stephen Zeibert confirmed in Berlin that the “Deutsche Welle’s Greek radio broadcast will not be stopped”, stating that this information was given by the competent Deputy Minister of Culture, Bernd Neuman.

Today the Deutsche Welle radio council is finalizing the station’s program for the 2010-2013 period. The initial proposal, which was overturned by the government spokesman’s statements, foresaw, among other things, the termination of the Greek radio broadcasts.

Currently, Deutsche Welle broadcasts a daily half hour programme in Greek, which is also re–broadcast by around 40 radio stations in Greece and Cyprus.
(Source: Netherlands Media Network Weblog)