Faithful readers may have gleaned by now that South Asia Wired is due to be axed due to severe budget cuts for Radio Netherlands Worldwide.
As part of the most massive re-organization in its 65 year history, Radio Netherlands will lose 70% of its funding. Out of some 370 journalists and support staff, only 100 will remain in the new RNW.
RNW’s new mandate is to exclusively focus on Free Speech for selected regions and alas, South Asia is not one of them. I would like to redirect blog readers to our website which will continue its web and audio production till 1 July 2012.
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