Radio Sweden will terminate its mediumwave and shortwave broadcasts on 31 October in favour of Web services – with Swedish Radio management stating that is the best use of resources and in line with international trends. The English-language service is to continue on the Web and on national broadcasts. The Russian output will be available on the web as is the German now.
Among the immigrant languages, Albanian, Assyrian-Syriac and Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian are to be terminated on the same date. Meanwhile, Arabic and Somali – the largest immigrant language groups in Sweden at present – are to be boosted. The same applies to Romani – one of Sweden’s five official minority languages.
The Persian service will include Dari spoken by the rapidly increasing number of Afghan refugees coming to Sweden. Kurdish broadcasts remain unchanged.
Swedish Radio’s output in immigrant languages will be available on the Web and broadcast nationally.
(Source: Radio Sweden)