President Vladimir Putin Ends Media Abuses: Opens ‘Russia Today’ International News Agency ~ Vatican Catholic Radio Maria Opens Eleven New Offices In Four Continents

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President Putin Liquidates The Old Regime Media FSUE RIA Novosti .

President Vladimir Putin has given instructions to liquidate FSUE RIA Novosti international news agency and set up FSUE Russia Today international news agency.

A relevant decree entitled “On certain measures to raise the effectiveness of the operations of state-owned mass media” is posted on the presidential website.


In line with the decree, as of the moment of the liquidation of RIA Novosti, the rights of its founder will be transferred to Russia Today agency.

Pursuant to the decree, the news agency will manage the property, including foreign property, used by RIA Novosti for reporting Russian government policies and Russian public life abroad.

Russia Today news agency will have its headquarters at 4 Zubovsky Boulevard in Moscow.

The core business of Russia Today will be “the coverage of Russian state policy and public life in the Russian Federation” for foreign audiences, the decree says.

The same decree liquidates Voice of Russia state-owned broadcasting corporation. Its property will be placed under the management of Russia Today news agency.

Dmitry Kiselyov was appointed General Director of Russia Today news agency.

The reorganization of RIA Novosti and some other state-run media outlets aims at their cost-effectiveness and efficiency, Presidential Administration Head Sergei Ivanov told reporters on Monday.

“The decree has two main purposes,” he said.

The first task is to ensure “the more rational use of budget money allotted to state-run information resources,” he said.

“This is the question of reducing [the funds needed] rather than their enlargement,” he stressed, adding that budget spending on that sphere of activity was already cut for next year.

The second task “is to improve the efficiency of operations of the state-run media,” he said.

“Russia is holding an independent policy and unwaveringly protects its national interests. It is not easy to explain that to the world, but it can and must be done. We have achieved certain successes in this field and, on the other hand, have had some problems. I am confident we can overcome them,” Ivanov said.

“We must tell the truth, make it accessible to the most people possible and use modern language and the best available technologies in doing so,” said the Kremlin administration head.

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Radio Maria associations in the world widens to five African countries (Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria, Republic of Guinea), one American country (Haiti) two Asian (China and India) and two European (Ireland and Latvia).

During the press conference, which was held this morning at the international headquarters of the World Family of Radio Maria in the Vatican, the coordinator of the editorial activity of the World Family, Father Francisco Jose Palacios, highlighted Radio Maria’s faithfulness to its original plan: to evangelize through radio, 24 hours a day, through prayer and Christian formation.

Radio Maria’s international structure renders it a true and proper missionary activity, with one peculiarity: “Every one of our national broadcasting stations is coordinated by local people. No one goes abroad to found a new Radio Maria, we think of people already formed in that country,” explained Father Palacios.

“Faith always brings light and a way out of any situation,” added the priest, illustrating the scene in individual countries where the new Radio Maria broadcasting stations will open.

In India, for example, “Christians consist of roughly 1% of the total population and are concentrated in Kerala in the South western part of the country. Private radio broadcasting was introduced recently and we will begin with a Web radio in streaming,” explained Father Palacios.

Macao, instead, is “a multi-cultural island and is the second major city of the world for gambling. Yet amid so many situations that denigrate man, there are those who go against the current,” commented the priest.

Standing out in Europe is the opening in Ireland, a country of renown Catholic tradition, yet in crisis today, and Latvia, where, although Catholics are in the minority, “a spring of faith is being experienced.”

In America, the opening of Radio Maria in Haiti will bring a strong wave of hope. It is a country that is still suffering the consequences of the terrible earthquake of 2010 and where the situation is one of such emergency that “there are those who allow themselves to die and those who kill to survive,” revealed Father Palacios.

Radio Maria’s challenge is to take the values of “respect for life,” “religious tolerance,” formation and education everywhere.

Father Palacios also mentioned the touching case of the attack in Dar Es Salaam, in Tanzania, where, after the murder of a Catholic priest by Muslim fundamentalists, the local Radio Maria reported the messages of solidarity of some members of the Muslim community.

During the press conference, some numbers and logistical aspects of Radio Maria were illustrated by Luisa Bixio, who is in charge of communication and of fundraising for the World Family of Radio Maria. She explained that an estimated € 3 million were needed to open the 11 new offices.

The World Family of Radio Maria, she added, was born as an NGO in 1998 for the purpose of coordinating the various Radio Maria’s already present in the world. Radio Maria is active in 63 countries in all five continents. The station benefits from the fundamental work of the “hundreds of volunteers who are committed in every country with great respect for the local cultures.”

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Radio Maria, which has never been a commercial radio but “lives only on charity,” has the merit of having “brought information to countries where before there was none and, in 26 years of activity, it has “provided a service as Marian and missionary radio at the service of the Church of Rome,” said Bixio.

In this regard, Father Palacios specified that Radio Maria has never received financial support from any diocese in the world, yet the bond with the local Churches and the Religious Orders is very close, in as much as the directors are always chosen among the priests of the area, just as the national presidents are always chosen among the laity.


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