(Source: ABC News)
ABC decision to halt shortwave broadcasts criticised
A decision by the ABC to halt shortwave broadcasts early next year has been criticised by a former manager of Radio Australia.
The shortwave transmissions to Asia and the Pacific will cease from January 31st next year, as alternatives such as FM and internet become more prevalent.
Former head of Radio Australia and subsequently a consultant on international broadcasting in the Pacific, Jean Gabriel Manguy, tells Bruce Hill the decision is short sighted.