Yesterday I published information as it appeared on our Dutch website and on various Dutch media sites. Since then, RNW’s Editor-in-Chief has issued a clarification:
On Friday, 11 May we will have a marathon [Dutch] radio broadcast in which we look back with pride at 65 years of Dutch radio for expatriates, and which will also serve as the ‘farewell’ broadcast. Activities in other languages, especially those for the Dutch Caribbean and Indonesia, will also be discussed in detail. The choice of date has to do with the preparation time required to produce the radio marathon.
The activities of the Dutch department will be phased out, but the timetable will depend on the progress of the reorganization and the available manpower needed to guarantee the quality of the programmes. No formal decision has yet been made about the date of the final Dutch radio broadcast. However it is extremely unlikely that Dutch language radio broadcasts will continue through the summer.
(Source: RNW Editor-in-Chief)
PS: I apologise to several people who left comments after the original item, which I had to remove to prevent it being picked up via the RSS feed etc. As luck would have it, I had to work a shift on the website today at short notice due to a colleague having the flu. I should have kept the original page, and changed the text and publication time, thus preserving the comments. But I had to rush to make the change before starting my website duties.