LISTENERS BACK RMI!
Dear friends, thank you for your reactions to the news about the liquidation of our radiostation. We got your messages of backing wherein you come with convincing proofs tomaintain such a station, necessary for each state. As well, we thank you for appreciatingour job. All your messages were sent to decision makers which will solve our problem.Thank you for being with us in this difficult period.Here are some extracts from your letters:
CHRISTIAN GHIBAUDO, FRANCE
A web page with just texts and photos in English and Russian means a step backward. I prefer to listento a voice and in French. We need a radio with information, reports and music. I have been a devotedlistener of RMI for about 20 years and if the future of RMI is a web page with texts, I will no access it.The liquidation so RMI is a serious error from another viewpoint as well: currently, many shortwaveprograms are always broadcast from Tiraspol - a pro-Russian propaganda in many languages. I knowsome persons who listen to the radio of Tiraspol and I believe that this radio station (radio PMR) is theofficial voice of Moldova. If RMI ends its activity, Moldova closes its lifeline to the world. Don t doit, keep RMI in current format!
ERIK PETER STEPHENSSON, USA
I have been a listener to RMI’s programs for about 10 years now. I would be very grateful if youwould keep RMI in existence and if you could, lengthen the RMI program, perhaps to 1 hour a day.Also, the archive of past programs is very helpful. The RMI staff do a fine job and I would again bevery grateful if you would continue the RMI service.
JOSÉ JERÓNIMO ZAMORA MATA, MÉXICO
"RMI needs Moldova. Moldova needs RMI" - a founder member of the station once said that and it isstill true. Moldova needs RMI to spread and promote the country in the international communty. A lotof people already don't know where Moldova is if they're asked to signal it on a map, and if the stationis closed, maybe only your neighbours will know where Moldova is! Even Radio Transnistria, thestation of the rebel Moldovan region is broadcasting to the world in English, German and French. Itsshort-wave signal is strong and clear (using former Radio Moldova's transmitters in Grigoriopol,stolen after the Moldova-Transnistria war) and their website is always updated with the scripts of thedaily news bulletins - I say this because I have heard and read it! They are present on short-wave andon the Internet and RMI is only present on the web and do you want to silence it!? Are you trying toshout down the official voice of Moldova to allow a rebel region to be recognized as an independentstate? I can't believe it!Radio Moldova International was born and raised along with the independent Moldovan state. It's notfair to kill this broadcaster that has always promoted Moldova's image around the world. It's not fair toshut down Moldova's voice! Why do you want to shut down RMI, the only open window to foreigners-in our own languages- to know more about your country, mine by adoption? Why do you want tosilence a friendly voice coming from Basarabia?
HELMUT MATT, GERMANY
For me Radio Moldova Inernational is practically the only source of information about the Republic of Moldova and the only relyable source of information about the situation in the Transnistrian issue.There is almost no information at all about your part of the world here in my country Germany.Though RMI information programs I learned a lot about Moldova. Many people in my country don't