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The Foreigner Updated: Democratic Voice of Burma forced to leave Norway. Broadcaster the Democratic Voice of Burma announces it has to move to parts of its operations to another country due to funding cuts. “We have to move our radio production out of Norway and give up some space, despite continued funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark, Sweden, and US Government-controlled support, amongst others,” Chief Editor Aye Chan Naing tells The Foreigner. The station has been broadcasting from Oslo since 1992, exporting and importing news about Burma. However, what with three million kroner less and a 50 percent cut in transmission time means only TV will remain.

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Updated: Democratic Voice of Burma forced to leave Norway

Published on Tuesday, 15th February, 2011 at 11:09 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 15th February 2011 at 13:27.

Broadcaster the Democratic Voice of Burma announces it has to move to parts of its operations to another country due to funding cuts.



“We have to move our radio production out of Norway and give up some space, despite continued funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark, Sweden, and US Government-controlled support, amongst others,” Chief Editor Aye Chan Naing tells The Foreigner.

The station has been broadcasting from Oslo since 1992, exporting and importing news about Burma. However, what with three million kroner less and a 50 percent cut in transmission time means only TV will remain.

“The key problem is we only have little more than 10 donors, and funding generally comes for only 12 months at a time, meaning we have to renegotiate every year. This has been a problem for a few years, but we have managed to survive, somehow,” he says.

Mr Naing believes there may be further cuts next year if they cannot secure multi-year donorships.

“We have become and organisation with many activities, but the time has come for us to think about the future.”



Published on Tuesday, 15th February, 2011 at 11:09 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 15th February 2011 at 13:27.

This post has the following tags: democraticvoiceofburma, fundingcuts, oslo, ayechannaing.





  
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