• Short Summary

    CAIRO RADIO IS THE MAIN BROADCASTING STATION OF THE ARAB WORLD. IT BROADCASTS ON TEN?

  • Description

    CAIRO RADIO IS THE MAIN BROADCASTING STATION OF THE ARAB WORLD. IT BROADCASTS ON TEN DIFFERENT WAVELENGTHS THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST, AND TRANSMITS SHORT-WAVE OVERSEAS PROGRAMMES IN 49 LANGUAGES.

    CAIRO RADIO'S HOME SERVICE BROADCASTS IN ARABIC, FRENCH, GERMAN, GREEK, AND ITALIAN. ITS FOREIGN SERVICE -- THE VOICE OF THE ARABS -- INCLUDES TRANSMISSIONS IN ARABIC, INDONESIAN, MALAY, THAI, BENGALI, ENGLISH, URDU, SUDANESE DIALECTS, SWAHILI, AMHARIC, SOMALI, KURDISH, TURKISH, PERSIAN, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, PORTUGUESE, SPANISH, AND HEBREW.

    USING ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL TRANSMITTERS IN THE WORLD, CAIRO RADIO IS EASILY THE LARGEST AND MOST WIDELY BROADCAST RADIO STATION OF ANY DEVELOPING COUNTRY, IN FACT FOURTH IN THE WORLD AFTER THE SOVIET UNION, CHINA AND BRITAIN.

    THE STATION HAS A REPUTATION FOR FAST NEWS REPORTING, OFTEN BROADCASTING NEWS OF AN EVENT WITHIN MINUTES OF ITS HAPPENING. ALL OFFICIAL ARAB MATTERS, SUCH AS POLICY STATEMENTS, ARE BROADCAST FROM THE STATION, NOT ONLY IN THE FOREIGN LANGUAGES BUT IN 11 ARABIC VERNACULARS.

    STRANGELY, THE ONLY MAJOR LANGUAGE THAT THE STATION DOES NOT BROADCAST IN IS CHINESE, THOUGH ITS TRANSMITTER MAKES RECEPTION POSSIBLE IN CHINA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4Z1288K8O767HNHEXUUKL9VG
    Media URN:
    VLVA4Z1288K8O767HNHEXUUKL9VG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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