Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Radio Free Asia begins Arakanese service

The Radio Free Asia Burmese service yesterday launched a five-minute long Arakanese language service during its ethnic programme. News in the Arakanese language is to be aired towards the end of the RFA Burmese programme every Sunday at 1230-1330 UTC on 9320, 9455 and 13675 kHz. The RFA Burmese service will also launch a Mon language section from next Saturday. Shan, Karen, Karenni, Kachin, and Chin have had their respective language programmes airing on RFA’s service since last year.
Another Arakanese program, from Norway-based Democratic Voice of Burma, also airs every Sunday.
(Source: Narinjara/R Netherlands Media Netowrk Weblog)