International Radio Serbia signs new contract with ministry

by Andy Sennitt

The Serbian Ministry of Culture and Radio Yugoslavia/International Radio Serbia have concluded the contract on the basis of which the station will continue to broadcast programmes via satellite and the Internet and in 11 foreign languages in addition to Serbian.

The contract on the co-financing that will be valid by the end of this year was signed by representatives of the Ministry and the radio station. Representatives of International Radio Serbia said that during the next week talks will be held on the social programme for a certain number of radio employees.

(Source: International Radio Serbia)
Andy Sennitt comments: The only distribution platforms mentioned are satellite and the Internet, so it would appear that the station intends to drop shortwave distribution for at least some of the languages, which explains the planned discussions on the ’social programme’, another term for redundancy.