Polish Radio’s External Service (Polskie Radio dla Zagranicy) - is a part of Poland’s public radio network.
It was launched in 1936, it is the only state-run English media outlet in the country. Its aim is to broadcast programs on developments in Poland, Polish foreign and domestic policy, the economy, business and foreign investments. Radio Poland provides comprehensive information about Poland and the country’s stance on international affairs. It reports on developments in Polish society, its daily life as well as scientific and cultural achievements. We produce several hours of daily content covering the day’s developments in “News From Poland” news magazine as well as promoting Polish culture, business, sports and issues related to society in form of weekly features.
History of Polish Radio External Service
1936 – Polish Radio launches shortwave broadcasts of brief programmes in English and Polish
1945 – after the end of World War 2, the shortwave channel Warszawa III resumes external broadcasts
1990 – Polish Radio starts broadcasting in Ukrainian, Belarusian, Lithuanian, Czech and Slovak
1994 – The External Service begins daily broadcasts in several languages via the World Radio Network
2007 – Polish Radio External Service launches thenews.pl web site
Part of Polskie Radio, thenews.pl website is the leading English language news resource for Polish news. Updated regularly all day, every day, thenews.pl covers domestic and foreign affairs, economy as well as business, culture, sport, and human interest stories.
In a round-up of English news sites in Central and Eastern Europe, The Economist has said that thenews.pl is the best site for news about Poland in the English language.