Pacific Islands News Association Asks Australian Broadcasting Corporation's To Reconsider Decision To End Shortwave Transmission

'ABC shortwave has been a lifeline for many rural people in the Pacific for almost 80 years'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, December 20, 2016) – The Pacific Islands News Association has joined the growing number of voices opposed to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's decision to end shortwave transmission.

Much of the Pacific remains dependent on shortwave but the ABC said it is old fashioned technology and it will stop using it from the end of January.

PINA is a regional media umbrella group in the Pacific whose president, Moses Stevens said in the Pacific radio remains the most effective and efficient means of communication and source of information.

He said the ABC shortwave has been a lifeline for many rural people in the Pacific for almost 80 years.

The organisation has made a formal request for the ABC to reconsider its decision.

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