Bernama to exchange radio & TV programmes with CRI
October 12th, 2009 - 9:30 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.

The Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) will work with China Radio International (CRI) to jointly produce and exchange radio programmes and multimedia contents in Bahasa Malaysia.

“We feel there are a number of areas we can cooperate, especially in radio programmes like news, talk shows, cultural etc. “Bernama’s Radio 24 and Bernama TV can exchange or co-produce programmes with CRI,” said Bernama General Manager Hasnul Hassan who, together with Editor-in-Chief Datuk Yong Soo Heong, visited CRI South East Asian Centre and had preliminary discussions with its deputy director Zhang Wenwen on Sunday. “We can even work on personnel exchange programmes between Bernama and CRI.”

CRI started its Bahasa Malaysia language broadcast in March 1959, with two daily one hour programmes that include news, commentary and features on tourism, culture, music and Chinese language learning.