Swedish Radio Shuts Down Belarus Show

Swedish public service (read Swedish Radio) has decided to shut down the biweekly radio shows in Belarusian from 1 September this year.

This is the state radio in a country that allegedly promotes democracy and human rights in Belarus, and on top of all just entered their six months presidency for the EU.

According to an article in ekuriren.se Ingemar Löfgren, editor-in-chief of SR International claims that the Swedish transmissions in Belarusian can be replaced by Russian radio since the Belarusians speak and understand Russian as well.  The authors of the article deems  this statement to be very ignorant considering the importance of the Belarusian language for the opposition in Belarus.



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