MINELRES: Eurolang articles: 8 - 10 February 2005

MINELRES moderator minelres@lists.microlink.lv
Thu Feb 17 18:54:42 2005


Original sender: Simone Klinge <SimoneKlinge@gmx.net>


Dear Madam/ Sir,

we include a brief summary of the latest articles published on Eurolang.


FRIULAN COMMUNITY RADIO CELEBRATES ITS FIRST 25 YEARS 
Udin 2/10/2005 by Max Mauro

25 years of promoting the language of Friûl (Friuli). This is the story
of Radio Onde Furlane, an independent radio station started back in 1980
with the aim to bring the minoritised language on-air. To celebrate this
anniversary, last week the radio started to broadcast a selection of old
radio shows, along with opening a public discussion on the role of
minoritised language community radio in the era of Internet and global
communication. 


'NO VISION'IN THE TEACHING OF WELSH
Abergele 2/10/2005 by Huw Morgan

One of the pioneers of the teaching of Welsh has said that not enough is
done to help people learn the language. Dr Carl Clowes, one of the
founders and president of the trustees of the language teaching centre
at Nant Gwrtheyrn in north-west Wales, says that there has been a lack
of vision over the last 30 years and that the present system is
piecemeal due to a lack of funding and planning. 


LAUNCH OF FIRST PLAN FOR GALICIAN NORMALISATION
Barcelona 2/9/2005 by Alexia Bos Solé

The first General Plan for the Linguistic Normalisation of the Galician
language has been officially presented in Santiago de Compostela by the
Councillor of Education of the Galician autonomous government, Mr. Celso
Currás. The Plan acts to recognise the consensus achieved by the
Galician left and right wing parties in September 2004, when the plan
was passed unanimously in the Galician Parliament. 


CIVIL ACTION DEMANDS COMPLIANCE WITH GALICIAN LANGUAGE LAW 
A Coruña 2/8/2005 by Alexandre Giráldez

A group of Galician language activists have registered 650 individual
appeals at A Coruña's City Council demanding the cancellation of the
Council's decision giving legal recognition to the Spanish name 'La
Coruña'. This latest battle, starting last week, is part of a dispute
that for years has challenged the Council to respect Galician language
law: the law recognises the original Galician names of towns as the only
official ones.


ITALIAN PUBLIC TV, RAI, CRITICISED FOR IGNORING LANGUAGE LAW
Udin 2/8/2005 by Max Mauro

RAI, the Italian state broadcasting company, does not respect the law
for the protection of minority languages. The thirteen language
communities recognised by the state, with the exceptions of the German,
Slovene and French minorities, do not get any programmes in their
languages. These facts were aired last weekend in a conference held in
Lungro, capital of the Arbëreshë (Albanian-speaking) community in
Calabria. 



You will find the complete text at: / Vous trouverez le texte complet
sur:

http://www.eurolang.net

If you require further information or have any comments to make, please
do not hesitate to contact us.

We thank you for your interest in Eurolang, the press agency for 
minoritised languages.


*****************
Simone Klinge
EUROLANG NEWS

49 Rue St Josse
1210 Bruxelles
Belgium

*******************************
To subscribe or unsubscribe, please send an email to:
SimoneKlinge@gmx.net