DEUTSCHE WELLE English Programme November 1999 - March 2000

DEUTSCHE WELLE English Programme November 1999 - March 2000
DEUTSCHE WELLE English Programme November 1999 - March 2000
English Programme

November 1999 - March 2000

Dear Listeners,
"T'is the Winter of Our Discontent", this is presumably how Richard of Gloucester would have described the news that Deutsche Welle has been told by the German Government to make substantial budget cuts over the next four years. As we are allocated an annual budget by Parliament which is now to fall dramatically — despite ever rising costs — Deutsche Welle's management can do little more at present than to administer cuts in such a way as to keep the resulting damage — in terms of the effect on radio and television programmes - as small as possible.
But damaged they will be — as a result of the Government's budget cuts which appear to hit Deutsche Welle particularly hard. Nonethless I take a personal interest in maintaining programme variety and journalistic standards in these difficult times; and I assure you that our staff will continue to work enthusiastically to satisfy you, the listener, as you are the sole purpose and aim of our work here in

sincerely yours
Dieter Weirich,
Director General

After the Revolution: The Changing
Face of Eastern Europe

1989: opening the Hungarian border
1989: free access from East to West Berlin

1999: German an Polish Presidents Johannes Rau und Alexander Kwasniewski mark 10 years of freedom

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the fall of communism in several eastern and central European countries. Dramatic sights and sounds went around the world at the time. There were pictures of Eastern and Western Germans, separated for more than 50 years, embracing each other in tears; angry workers in Polish shipyards holding up banners and demanding more democracy; Romanian freedom fighters caught in the crossfire of 'securitate' snipers.
The changes were made possible by Mikhail Gorbachev, who had loosened the reigns in the Soviet Union and hence on Russia's east European satellites. Many people in these countries were sure then that a new era of prosperity would dawn after the collapse of communism. But some were aware they would be in for a tough ride.
The English Programme of Deutsche Welle radio is commemorating the tenth anniversary of the fall of communism with a special series: "After the Revolution — the Changing Face of Eastern Europe". In this series, we will be taking a close look at six different countries and regions: Eastern Germany, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Bulgaria and Roumania. We’|| be looking at how the countries have evolved over the last ten years. Who were the winners and the losers of the various revolutions?
And what chance do these countries realistically have of catching up with the West? The series will run every second week on the programmes 'Newslink’, 'Inside Europe' and 'Insight' from the middle of October until the end of December. Listeners with access to the Internet will also be able to view special web pages complete with texts, pictures and audio links:


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Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, thy King cometh unto thee; He is the righteous Saviour, and He shall speak peace unto the heathen.