Palestinian RAM FM goes off air

Earlier this year, Israel shut the station's studio in Jerusalem, saying it did not have a licence to broadcast RAM FM denied it was breaking the law.

Palestinian RAM FM goes off air
The South African-backed radio station set up to foster dialogue between Palestinians and Israelis has stopped broadcasting due to insufficient cash revenues, officials from the station said on Monday.

RAM FM's main studio in the West Bank city of Ramallah aired a live statement on Thursday saying it was going off the air.

Set up a year ago with backing from a South African station that aimed to foster racial reconciliation after Israeli apartheid, RAM FM sought to build links over the airwaves between Palestinians and Israelis with its mix of phone-ins, music and news.

Earlier this year, Israel shut the station's studio in Jerusalem, saying it did not have a licence to broadcast. RAM FM denied it was breaking the law.

Reuters
Last Mod: 12 Ağustos 2008, 08:43
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