KLM and RNW respond to Egypt unrest

29th January 2011, Comments 0 comments


KLM Royal Dutch airlines is adapting its timetable to the expanded evening curfew imposed by the Egyptian authorities in response to the protests against President Hosni Mubarak. Radio Netherlands Worldwide is increasing its broadcasts to Egypt after the authorities shut down internet and mobile services.

KLM says its daily flights to and from Egypt now cannot leave or arrive between 18:00 and 07:00 local time. Other airlines have also changed their timetables. British Airways and Lufthansa each scrapped a flight on Saturday.

RNW will increase its Arabic broadcasts using satellites that are not controlled by the Egyptian authorities. RNW journalists are also producing text-television which can be received through satellite. RNW programmes which can be downloaded through satellites are also broadcast on local FM stations.

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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