Good News

When you have a language like Romanian, sometimes you get two (or more) similar words with subtle shades of meaning that come from two different linguistic sources. In Romanian, stiri (shteer) and veste (ves-teh) both mean “news.” The first comes from Latin and means “knowledge” while the second comes from Slavic roots and means “that…

The Second Dirty Secret of Romanian Television

Well we’ve all arrived in a new year and I’ve found myself moving in new directions. On a personal note, I’ve committed myself in earnest to learning the Russian language, which has come in handy as I work on perfecting my technique for monitoring, interpreting and analyzing global media, particularly the world’s television news channels….

Park Wherever You Like

Well it’s time to unveil a little “secret”, which is that Digi24 news channel has set up a bureau here in Cluj-Napoca. I say “secret” because it’s hidden way up behind the CENTRAL shopping center and isn’t marked in any way or officially announced. I know it’s there because I’ve been up there – the…