According to Marian Stoican, editor-in-chief of Radio Romania International, will close their Portuguese service in April due to
financial and technical problems.
The mailing list BCL-ITA published an information about a special transmission from the Italian station IRRS-Shortwave
on Feb. 8th, 2004. The station will test two new frequencies to Africa.
New investigation about Voice of Mediterranean announced in Malta a month after the station closed operations.
VOM used to broadcast in six languages and was a joint-venture of Malta and Lybia governement. A political row in Malta followed the decision of Lybia to leave the station. North African partner apparently owed to the station about 2.5 Million Euro.
Radio Serbia and Montenegro announced the issue of a special QSL
card marking their anniversary on March 8th. The QSL will be available as from February 10th.
IRIB seemingly left SW and concentrated their Italian service on the Internet and via satellite.
Radio Cairo adds a satellite channel for its international service. Italian and English programmes are both included.
The Voice of the Mediterranean went on air for the last time yesterday and its 13 employees have received termination letters. Maltese press confirms the end of the station set up 20 years ago by Lybia and Malta and broadcasting among other languages also in Italian and English.
NHK World Radio Japan celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2005, and NHK
World TV its 10th. To celebrate, NHK WORLD is inviting overseas viewers
and listeners to send in letters for use in its programs and newsletters.
China Radio International expand their languages web portals and adapt URL.
Spain's satellite TV "TVE Internacional" knows about its Italian audience and send them greetings in Italian.
Two stamps will celebrate Italian regular TV broadcasts' 50th anniversary on Jnauary 3rd, 2004.
An inquiry into the operation of Voice of the Mediterranean Radio - ordered by Maltese Foreign Minister Joe Borg - has cleared the managing director, Richard Muscat from any wrong doing, Maltese press reports.
In a attempt to re-introduce Italian names for their channels RAI administrative board decided yesterday to change RAI International
denomination into RAI Internazionale.
In a short message on their website VOM announced the suddenly closing down of their web channel "VOMi" as from Nov. 28th.
Broadcasts on SW are continuing only until Dec. 31st, 2003. But in a declaration to Maltese press FM Dr Joe Borg...
Maltese press reports Voice of the Mediterranean to close down on December 31 after the Libyan government informed Malta that "it no longer sees a function for this kind of station".
The station management confirmed the news.