BBC launches new shortwave radio service in Ukraine
From R D@21:1/5 to All on Wed Mar 2 15:36:15 2022
The BBC has launched a new shortwave radio service in Ukraine to ensure the resilience of its news operations in Ukraine and Russia, the corporation has announced.
The new broadcasts will make four hours of World Service English news available every day and will reach audiences in Ukraine and parts of Russia.
Listeners in the area will be able to tune into the broadcasts at 15735 kHz from 16:00-18:00 GMT and 5875 kHz from 22:00-00:00 GMT.
Director-General Tim Davie said in a statement: “It’s often said truth is the first casualty of war. In a conflict where disinformation and propaganda is rife, there is a clear need for factual and independent news people can trust – and in a
significant development, millions more Russians are turning to the BBC.
“We will continue giving the Russian people access to the truth, however we can."
Throughout the conflict, the BBC's Ukrainian and Russian services are also providing live updates online. (BBC)