Thursday, April 20, 2006
BBC Belarusian broadcasts
br23 blog in Belarus notes that the BBC has rejected the idea of a Belarusian-language service. In view of the corporation's recent cutbacks in European language services, this is hardly surprising. However, given the fluctuations in BBC World Service practices over the years, it may be too soon to dismiss the possibility of at least a Belarusian language component in the still-surviving Russian and Ukrainian service. br23 discusses the recent initiative by Gary Streeter, and gives some contact details both for him and for the British Minister of State for Europe, Douglas Alexander.