BBCWS to offer Romanian-language current affairs radio programme in Moldova

Andy Sennitt

BBC World Service is now offering audiences in Moldova a Romanian-language news and current-affairs programme that will air weekly, on six frequencies across the country. This programme will broadcast every Friday at 20.00 local time on BBC World Service, on the following frequencies:

97.2 FM in Chisinau; 69.14 FM in Cahul; 101.5 FM in Causeni; 67.46 FM in Edinet; 102.9 FM in Mandrestii Noi – Balti; and 69.53 FM in Ungheni.

Each programme will feature a mix of current affairs and analysis of both local and international issues. The programme will be produced by the IMEDIA press group (IMEDIA is the brand of the Committee for the Freedom of the Press NGO based in Chisinau), in co-ordination with BBC World Service.

BBC World Service currently offers its English, Russian and Ukrainian-language output in Moldova.

Nikki Clarke, Head of Americas and Europe Region, BBC World Service, comments: “BBC World Service is very pleased that, through its new agreement with IMEDIA, our audience in Moldova will be able to enjoy a regular news and current-affairs programme in Romanian, as well as our existing services in English, Russian and Ukrainian.”