Friday, September 24, 2021

Follow German election from Deutsche Welle

 


Germany votes on the 26th of September! 

Every four years a new federal government is elected in Germany and now the time has come again. In order to be well prepared for the upcoming elections, we would like to introduce you to our programs that will keep you informed about it. 
If you always have been interested in Germany and its politics – DW offers something for you in our special website! With a little luck, you also could win a great prize! 
Even though it is not clear which political party will emerge as the winner of the election, one thing is for sure: There will be a new chancellor. After 16 years Angela Merkel will resign and not run for office again. On this occasion you will be able to follow the live premiere of our documentation "Angela Merkel – Navigating a World in Crisis" on the 17th of September on our YouTube Channel DW Documentary. From September 19th, the film can also be seen on DW English. 
You also can check out the documentation "Impatient, Dissatisfied, Divided? - Germans at the End of Merkel's Grand Coalition." on DW Docfilm. 
Or listen to our podcast "Merkels last dance", where each episode is dealing with one of the problems Angela Merkel faced during her periods of governance. 
There will be rolling news coverage about the German election from 3:00pm UTC to 9:00pm UTC on DW English. Including a live broadcasting event called "Elefanten-Runde" in the evening of the election on DW Deutsch+ and DW English from 6:15pm to 7:15pm UTC where politicians from different parties will answer questions from journalists. Additionally, on the 27th of September DW will broadcast news in the morning containing a debate “To the point” at 8:30am UTC about the election. 
And if you have had enough of debating politicians, check out our series "Flipping The Script". Here it is not the politicians but the voters who are showing up on stage to debate the most important questions. 
Here you can find more information about the DW program on TV and live stream. 
Win a special prize! 
And we have also come up with something special for you: Answer the following question and with little luck win a Germany-DW-Package! Follow here to enter our quiz! Best of luck! 
Kind regards 
Your DW Service Team 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 13 - 19 September 2021

Solar activity reached low levels. Region 2871 (S28, L=359, class/area=Dao/60 on 19 Sep) produced four C-class flares throughout the week, the largest of which was a C3 flare observed at 17/0420 UTC, and was the primary source of solar activity. A filament eruption which lifted off at around 13/0100-0200 UTC and centered near N35W15, produced an Earth-directed CME that arrived at Earth early on 17 Sep. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was normal to moderate throughout the period. 

Geomagnetic field activity reached active and G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels on 17 Sep, and active conditions early on 18 Sep, due to the arrival of the 13 Sep CME. Quiet to unsettled conditions were observed on 13 Sep, and quiet conditions were observed throughout the remainder of the period. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 20 September - 16 October 2021

Solar activity is expected to be very low with a chance for C-class flare activity throughout the outlook period. 

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to reach high levels on 29 Sep-03 Oct and 05-08 Oct. Normal to moderate levels are expected to persist throughout the remainder of the outlook period. 

Geomagnetic field activity is likely to reach G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels on 28 Sep, with active conditions likely on 25, 29 Sep, and 05, 10 Oct, due to the anticipated influence of multiple, recurrent CH HSSs. Quiet to unsettled and mostly quiet conditions are expected to prevail throughout the remainder of the outlook period. 

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2021 Sep 20      75           5          2
2021 Sep 21      75           8          3
2021 Sep 22      75           8          3
2021 Sep 23      77          10          3
2021 Sep 24      80           8          3
2021 Sep 25      80          12          4
2021 Sep 26      82          10          3
2021 Sep 27      82          10          3
2021 Sep 28      82          15          5
2021 Sep 29      84          12          4
2021 Sep 30      84          10          3
2021 Oct 01      84           5          2
2021 Oct 02      84           5          2
2021 Oct 03      84           5          2
2021 Oct 04      84           8          3
2021 Oct 05      84          12         4
2021 Oct 06      82           5          2
2021 Oct 07      80           5          2
2021 Oct 08      80           5          2
2021 Oct 09      78           5          2
2021 Oct 10      78          12         4
2021 Oct 11      78           5          2
2021 Oct 12      75           5          2
2021 Oct 13      75           5          2
2021 Oct 14      75           5          2
2021 Oct 15      75           5          2
2021 Oct 16      75           5          2
(NOAA)

Friday, September 17, 2021

From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules

 


From the Isle of Music, September 19-25: 
This week we reprise our episode featuring Gaston Joya and Fusión de Almas, one of the Grand Prize winners of Cubadisco this year. 

For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 kHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK) 
For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US). 
For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany. 

Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic/ 
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford 

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, September 19-25: 
In episode 235, we present music from Afghanistan and Afghans in the diaspora. Female musicians and singers will be emphasized in the first half of the program. 

The transmissions take place: 
Sunday 2200-2300 (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe 
Tuesday 2000-2100 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe. 
Saturday 0800-0900 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe with a directional booster aimed eastward. 

Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/ 
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford 

William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
email: bill@tilfordproductions.com
website: www.tilfordproductions.com

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedulee

 

Hello friends

As I type this, our part of northern Virginia is under a flash flood warning. And thunder is rumbling. I should finish this email quickly because it does not take much around here to bring about a power failure.

A video of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 221, Friday 1300 UTC) is provided by Scott in Ontario. Also, from the same transmission, a demonstration of acoustic coupling to TIVAR by sunplio aka @HFSolar1. The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 222, 16-19 September 2021, in MFSK modes as noted:
 
 1:40  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:43  Add sugar to increase lithium-sulfur battery life
 8:16  MFSK64: A universal system for decoding any type of data
13:14  This week's images (8)
28:28  MFSK32: Closing announcements  

Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net

And visit http://swradiogram.net

Twitter: @SWRadiogram or https://twitter.com/swradiogram (visit during the weekend to see listeners' results)
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304
Shortwave Radiogram Gateway Wiki https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Shortwave_Radiogram_Gateway 

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time-Frequency  Transmitter
Saturday  0230-0300 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday  1330-1400 UTC 15770 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday   0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz    7730 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/. 

“This is a Music Show” Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK-64 text and image near the end of the broadcast. It’s transmitted on WRMI, Thursdays at 0200-0300 UTC on 5850 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com  www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/  @ThisIsAMusicShow  https://thisisamusicshow.com

New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1200 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1130 UTC on 3583 kHz USB. Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32. Messages generally use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check-in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to radiogram@verizon.net, or tweet to @SWRadiogram, and I will let them know you are tuned in. USEast NBEMS Net: Please also note the USEast NBEMS Net, Wednesdays 2300 UTC (7 pm EDT) on 3536 kHz USB.
 
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
Reporting on international broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom 

Encore-Classical Music from Radio Tumbril

 


Dear Listener,

Regular Broadcast times of Encore are: 
10:00 - 11:00 UTC Saturday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe - Simulcast on 9670 kHz

Repeated:
22:00 - 23:00 UTC Saturday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Sunday 7780 & 5850 kHz WRMI to Europe US and Canada
16:00 – 17:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
02:00 - 03:00 UTC Monday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Tuesday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
22:00 – 23:00 UTC Thursday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe

Our email is encoretumbril@gmail.com. Informal reception reports as well as those requesting eQSL welcome.
The website is www.tumbril.co.uk where we show transmission times and frequencies, the playlist for the most recent programs, more information about Radio Tumbril, and the email link.
 
This week's Program - First broadcast this coming Saturday by Channel 292 - begins with some of the suites for the ballet Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, part of one of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, and then two interpretations of other people's work by contemporary US composer Caroline Shaw. After that, we'll listen to a cello sonata from Claude Debussy and the Octet in E Flat Major by Beethoven.

Channel 292 can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their site with a google search.
A very good site for online SDR receivers all over the world is: http://kiwisdr.com/public/  Click the 'Map' button in the top left of the screen.
 
Thank you for spreading the word about Encore - Classical Music on Shortwave on Radio Tumbril.
 
Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril - Scotland
 
www.tumbril.co.uk

(Sent by Bcc to loyal listeners everywhere)
Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril - www.tumbril.co.uk

Monday, September 13, 2021

Deutsche Welle resumes programming to Afghanistan

 



Deutsche Welle has resumed its shortwave service for Afghanistan according to A-21 HFCC update on August 24:

All times UTC

Effective: 13 September
1400-1430 on 15230*NAU 250 kW / 096 deg to WeAs Dari
1400-1430 on 15390 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Dari
1430-1500 on 15230*NAU 250 kW / 096 deg to WeAs Pashto
1430-1500 on 15390 DHA 250 kW / 045 deg to WeAs Pashto
*alternative 15180 DHA 250 kW / 048 deg to WeAs Dari
*alternative 15180 DHA 250 kW / 048 deg to WeAs Pashto
(DXB 25 Aug 2021)

NAU (Nauen, Germany)
DHA (United Arab Emirates)

Thank you to new contributor, Kanwar Sandhu for the information, the new programming is effective on 13 September.

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 


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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 06 - 12 September 2021

Solar activity was at low levels with C-class activity observed from three separate regions. Region 2864 (N24, L=249, class/area Cso/120 on 07 Sep) produced a C2/Sf event at 08/0009 UTC. Associated with this flare were Type II (723 km/s shock velocity) and Type IV radio signatures, along with a weak, Earth-directed CME. Region 2866 (S18, L=199, class/area Dkc/500 on 09 Sep) produced four C-class events including the largest of the period; a C8/1n at 08/1730 UTC. Region 2868 (S21, L=213, class/area Dhi/300 on 08 Sep) also produced four C-class flares during the period. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at high levels on 06-07 Sep with a peak of 3,280 pfu observed at 06/1615 UTC. Normal to moderate levels were observed on 08-12 Sep. Geomagnetic field activity was at quiet to isolated active levels during the period. Quiet to active conditions were observed on 06-08 Sep due to weak, positive polarity CH HSS influence. Quiet levels were observed on 09 Sep through a majority of 10 Sep. Unsettled to active conditions were observed on late 10 Sep through early on 11 Sep due to weak influence from the 08 Sep CME. Quiet conditions were observed for the remainder of 11 Sep through 12 Sep. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 13 September - 09 October 2021

Solar activity is expected to be at low levels, with a slight chance for M-class activity, on 13-16 Sep due to potential flare activity from Regions 2866 and 2868. Very low to low activity is expected from 17-28 Sep. A return to low levels, with a slight chance for M-class activity, is possible on 29 Sep - 09 Oct upon the return of old Regions 2866 and 2868. 

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at normal to moderate levels on 13 Sep - 04 Oct and 08-09 Oct. Moderate to high levels are possible on 05-07 Oct due to CH HSS influence. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at unsettled levels on 21 Sep and unsettled to active levels on 04-05 Oct, all due to positive polarity CH HSS influence. The remainder of the outlook period is expected to be at mostly quiet levels. 

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2021 Sep 13      86           5          2
2021 Sep 14      82           5          2
2021 Sep 15      82           5          2
2021 Sep 16      80           5          2
2021 Sep 17      78           5          2
2021 Sep 18      78           5          2
2021 Sep 19      78           5          2
2021 Sep 20      76           5          2
2021 Sep 21      76           8          3
2021 Sep 22      76           5          2
2021 Sep 23      76           5          2
2021 Sep 24      76           5          2
2021 Sep 25      76           5          2
2021 Sep 26      76           5          2
2021 Sep 27      78           5          2
2021 Sep 28      80           5          2
2021 Sep 29      82           5          2
2021 Sep 30      86           5          2
2021 Oct 01      86           5          2
2021 Oct 02      86           5          2
2021 Oct 03      86           5          2
2021 Oct 04      86           8          3
2021 Oct 05      86          12          4
2021 Oct 06      86           5          2
2021 Oct 07      86           5          2
2021 Oct 08      86           5          2
2021 Oct 09      86           5          2
(NOAA)

Saturday, September 11, 2021

From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, September 12-18

 



From the Isle of Music, September 12-18: 

This week our guest is Ernesto Oliva, whose album Mi Aldea was nominated in four Cubadisco categories this year. Lovers of modern concert music will especially enjoy this episode. 

For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100kW, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 kHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK) 
For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US). 
For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany. 

Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic/ 
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford 

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, September 12-18: 
In episode 234, we present music from Liberia. 
The transmissions take place: 
Sunday 2200-2300 (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe 
If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here: http://splatterbox.us/wbcq1 
Tuesday 2000-2100 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe. 
Saturday 0800-0900 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe with a directional booster aimed eastward. 

Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/ 
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic 
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford 

William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC
Chicago IL 60659-4486
email: bill@tilfordproductions.com
Website: www.tilfordproductions.com

Friday, September 10, 2021

WRMI set to relay Euro pirate station Saturday night

 


WRMI will relay Radio Merlin International, on Saturday, 11 September 2021, on 5950 kHz 
 
The broadcast is at 0000 UTC on September 12.
 
Radio Merlin was part of Texas Radio Shortwave's Series 1 Euro pirate relays and was asked to produce a new program.
 
Reception reports must be sent directly to the station at radiomerlin@blueyonder.co.uk.  TRSW won’t issue an eQSL for the broadcast.
 
Stations to be relayed on WRMI in the coming weeks are:
 
September 18-19 = Crusin’ Radio (UK)
September 25-26 = Offshore History Radio (The Netherlands) 
 
October 2-3 = Radio Monique International (The Netherlands) *
October 9-10 = Radio Blackstone International (The Netherlands)
October 16-17 = Charleston International Radio (Germany) *
October 23-24 = KR1 (The Netherlands) 
October 30-31 = Cupid Radio (UK) *
 
November 6-7 = Radio Pamela (UK)
November 13-14 = Radio Jingle Bells (Germany)
November 20-21 = Free Radio Service-Holland (The Netherlands) *
November 27-28 = The Vault (Somewhere in Europe).
 
December 4-5 = Atlantic 2000 International (France) *
*Returning content provider with new programming.
(BDXC)

Shortwave Radiogram, Saturday-Sunday schedule

 


Hello friends,

In last week's email, I forgot to note the new "winter" frequency of The Mighty KBC, now on 5960 kHz from a transmitter in Germany, Sundays 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8 to 10 pm EDT). In addition to the great mix of oldies hits, there is a minute of MFSK64 at 0130 UTC.

A video of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 220, Friday 1300 UTC) is provided by Scott in Ontario. The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. The analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

On this weekend's program (221), we will resume our experiment, suggested by Tobias in Germany, of eliminating the gap (about 0.7 seconds) between the text introduction of an image and the image itself. Perhaps there will be fewer lost image headers when that gap is removed. So far, our results have been inconclusive, but we will try again. Of the nine images in the show, there will be no gap in front of Big Ben, Ithaca, and Stromness.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 221, 9-12 September 2021, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:42  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:46  Medical journals warn about climate change
 7:24  MFSK64: Satellite test signals in the Q and W bands*
12:31  This week's images*
28:00  MFSK32: Closing announcements
 
* with image(s)

Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net
And visit http://swradiogram.net
Twitter: @SWRadiogram or https://twitter.com/swradiogram (visit during the weekend to see listeners' results)
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304
Shortwave Radiogram Gateway Wiki https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Shortwave_Radiogram_Gateway 

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency Transmitter
Saturday         0230-0300 UTC 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday         1330-1400 UTC 15770 kHz  WRMI Florida
Sunday 0800-0830 UTC 5850 kHz  7730 kHz WRMI Florida
Sunday 2330-2400 UTC 7780 kHz WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on its new "winter" frequency of 5960 kHz, via Germany. A minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/. 

“This is a Music Show” Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK-64 text and image near the end of the broadcast.  It’s transmitted on WRMI, Thursdays at 0200-0300 UTC on 5850 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com  www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/    @ThisIsAMusicSho  https://thisisamusicshow.com

New York and Pennsylvania NBEMS nets. Most weekends, as KD9XB, I check in to the New York NBEMS (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software) net Saturday at 1200 UTC on 3584 kHz USB, and the Pennsylvania NBEMS net Sunday at 1130 UTC on 3583 kHz USB. Check-ins are usually in Thor 22, and messages are in MFSK32. Messages generally use the Flmsg add-on to Fldigi. If you are a radio amateur in eastern North America, feel free to check in. Outside the region, use an SDR in the eastern USA to tune in and decode. You do not need Flmsg to check in, and most of the messages can be read without Flmsg. If you can decode the net, send me an email to radiogram@verizon.net , or tweet to @SWRadiogram, and I will let them know you are tuned in. USEast NBEMS Net: Please also note the USEast NBEMS Net, Wednesdays 2300 UTC (7 pm EDT) on 3536 kHz USB.
 
Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
Reporting on international broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom 

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Saudi Radio to launch 24-hour Urdu transmission

 

JEDDAH: The Saudi Radio plans to launch test transmission of a 24-hour Urdu service from the middle of September 2021, while the services will be formally launched on September 23, a Saudi official said.


Excerpts from Mohammed Adeel, Web Editor

The transmission will include programs on Islam, the holy Quran, Ahadis and historical and world affairs.

Saudi Broadcasting Authority (SBA) deputy chairman Faisal Ilyafi announced while talking to a delegation of the Pakistan Journalists Forum (PJF).

The world transmission began from the holy city of Makkah in September 1950 with a 15-minute slot for the Urdu program, and he stressed that it is the "need of the hour to face challenges and keep ourselves abreast of the changes in media."

The Saudi Urdu transmission has decided to continue its transmission on social media, such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, FM, Shortwave, Satellite, and Twitter, he added.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has given approval to the project under the supervision of Media Minister Dr Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, he said, adding that the Saudi Information Ministry has also made several other languages part of the project.

The deputy chairman stated that said any language has a large significance to disseminate news and events, owing to why languages such as Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Hebrew, and Chinese would be part of the transmission.

By making these efforts, Saudi Arabia’s role as the leader of development, aid, Islamic services, effective member of the G20, and economic performance will be highlighted on the world arena.