Studio 49 Special:
Should Tax Payers Finance Ethnic Broadcasting?
That was the thrust of the programme co-produced by Radio Sweden and Radio Nederland in the middle of October.
The main question was: Should European broadcasters organise special programmes in various so-called ”immigrant” languages to cater to the information needs of new arrivals or should these communities be forced to learn the language of their host country?
The issue was the subject of a heated debate between representatives from Sweden and the Netherlands on the occasion of the European Radio Day on 16 October.
Radio Sweden brings you an abridged version of the programme which originally was one-hour long. The programme was produced and hosted by Radio Nederland’s Jonathan Groubert and Azariah Kiros of Radio Sweden.