Representatives of TWR-E’s staff and Partners at the 2012 Annual Partner Conference
TWR-Albania was founded in 2003. Today, they produce programs for women, teenagers, Roma, and young leaders. They have the largest prayer network in the country with 2500 prayer partners that receive their monthly prayer calendar. TWR-Albania airs 18 hours a week to reach the 7.3 million Albanian language speakers in Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece.
Visit them online: www.twr-albania.com
Did you know? hristianity is said to have been introduced in Albania during Paul’s missionary journeys in the days of the early church.
ERF Osterreich was founded in 1981 and is part of ERF Medien, a media company in the German-speaking part of Europe that produces radio and television broadcasts, as well as Internet content. ERF Osterreich produces daily broadcasts in collaboration with ERF in Germany and Switzerland, as well as weekly broadcasts for local radio stations. The staff of ten is supported by a number of volunteers.
Visit them online: www.mehr-glauben-leben.com
Did you know? The German name for Austria, Osterreich, means “Eastern Empire” and refers to the time when Austria was a part of the Holy Roman Empire.
When the ministry was registered in 1992, it became the first official office of TWR in the former Soviet Union. The staff of four currently works from a local office and studio, where they produce two 30-minute and three 15-minute programs each week. The majority of these programs are produced in the Russian language.
Visit them online: www.twrbelarus.org
Did you know? Belarus is sometimes translated as “white Russia.”
Studio 865, a Christian media association, was founded in 1991 and is run by local Bulgarian Christians. The Studio now produces daily 30-minute programs in Bulgarian and daily 15-minute programs in the Balkan-Romani dialect. The staff of eleven operates from their own facility, which includes radio and TV studios, and newspaper and administrative offices.
Visit them online: www.studio865.org
Did you know? Studio 865 takes its name from the year 865, when Boris I proclaimed Christianity the official religion of Bulgaria.
TWR’s Central Asia ministry began in 2000. There are currently two offices and recording facilities within the region. TWR broadcasts programs for 4? hours daily in nine different Central Asian languages over medium wave.
Did you know? Central Asia is closely linked with the historical trade Silk Road, which was a significant factor in the development of great civilizations such as China, Egypt, and Rome.
Visit them online: www.twr.kz
Founded in 2000, Val Evandjelja’s work encompasses media (radio, television, print), humanitarian, economic, and cultural work. The full-time staff of two is supported by many part-time workers and volunteers and produces programs in Croatian.
Visit them online: www.twr-hrvatska.org
Did you know? The necktie was invented in Croatia and is called a “cravat,” which is derived from the word “Croat.”
The first TWR radio programs in the Czech language were produced in Monte Carlo in the late 1960s. TWR-CZ was founded in 1990, and currently has a staff of ten. The 18 FM transmitters from which programs are aired cover 80 percent of the Czech Republic. TWR-CZ and TWR Slovakia cooperate to provide 24/7 satellite broadcasts in the Czech and Slovak languages.
Visit them online: www.twr.cz
Did you know? Czech and Slovak have always been two separate languages, even when the Czech Republic and Slovakia were united as Czechoslovakia.
Norea was founded in 1970 and in 1971 began supporting its first international program. Today, Norea supports local radio projects in Denmark, as well as programs reaching people in Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Norea has three staff and five board members.
Visit them online: www.norea.dk
Did you know? The Danish royal family is amongst the oldest uninterrupted monarchy in Europe.
Sansa was established in 1973 and today produces programs in Finnish and supports programs in 39 other languages in Asia, Africa, and Europe. They have 34 staff and dozens of volunteers and 150 prayer groups.
Visit them online: www.sansa.fi
Did you know? There are as many as 180,000 islands and even more lakes in Finland.
Established in 1982, Radio Colombe is part of Phare FM, a network of seven radio stations in France and Belgium. Radio Colombe produces French TTB programs (in French Chemins de Vie), which are broadcast via TWR from Monday to Friday. Broadcasts are aired over 16 FM Stations and via several Internet sites. Radio Colombe is located near Lyon, has two staff members and four board members.
Visit them online: www.pharefm.com
Did you know? France touches three major bodies of water: the Atlantic Ocean (Bay of Biscane), the Mediterranean Sea, and the English Channel.
Established in 1959, ERF began broadcasting the Gospel in 1961. ERF has expanded its reach via radio, television, and the Internet. ERF Radio (with three different channels) broadcasts via satellite, cable, medium wave (AM) and on the Internet. ERF Television is broadcast via satellite, cable, and also on the Internet. ERF has developed various webpages - some for Christians and some geared toward non-Christians. With their variety of programs, they reach diverse age groups. ERF currently participates in the production and distribution of national and international programs in more than 40 languages.
Visit them online: www.erf.de
Did you know? Germany became the world’s first country to adopt Daylight Saving Time in the year 1916.
TWR-Hellas was founded in 2003. There are three full- or part-time staff, a couple of volunteers, and a producer who comes in on a weekly basis. TWR-Hellas produces and broadcasts four programs: the daily Thru the Bible (TTB), Journey Into Life, the weekly ITM’S Meeting with Life, and the weekly music program Life’s Melody.
Visit them online: www.twrhellas.gr
Did you know? The popular yo-yo toy, the second oldest known toy in the world, originated in ancient Greece, around 3,000 years ago.
Magyar Evangeliumi Radio Alapitvany (MERA)
TWR has aired Christian radio programs in the Hungarian language since 1961, though production preparations could not be done openly. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, TWR’s Hungarian Partner, MERA, was officially registered and it has operated as a public benefit foundation since 1998. Hungarian programs are broadcast by shortwave, medium wave, satellite, and are also available on the Internet. MERA has a staff of 14.
Visit them online: www.mera.hu
Did you know? Hungary became a Christian kingdom in A.D. 1000.
Centro di Radiodiffusione Cristiana (CRC)
CRC was founded in 1957 and produces programs in Italian, It has seven board members, six staff, and 150 volunteers.
Visit them online: www.crc.fm
Did you know? The thermometer is an Italian invention.
Gerosios Naujienos Centras (GNC)
GNC was founded in 1998 and consists of eleven members, all representing different Christian denominations. They air programs on FM and AM, including the award-winning children’s program The Little Evening Star, and organize conferences, seminars, concerts and events in Lithuania.
Visit them online: www.gnc.lt
Did you know? The first publishing house in Lithuania was founded in Vilnius in 1522, and the first Lithuanian book was published in 1547.
The Middle East
TWR Europe’s Partner in the Middle East, founded in 1998, covers the entire Arab region (which includes 22 countries and around 325 million people in the Middle East and North Africa) with 50 hours of weekly radio broadcasts. The variety of programs helps attract different people in this region, such as youth, women, and non-literates, and tries to address spiritual, psychological, and even physical needs. The challenges are many, such as limited freedom of the press and little religious freedom, making it difficult to reach out to the masses in Arab speaking nations. Yet more than any time before, listeners are asking questions and expressing a deep interest in Christianity.
Visit them online: www.arabicprograms.org
Did you know? The Middle Eastern region is sometimes referred to as the Crossroads.
TWR Nederland en Belgie
TWR-NL was founded in 1965 and for many years has supported radio programs and projects reaching into China, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In January 2010, TWR-NL began airing De Bijbel Door (Thru the Bible) in Dutch.
Visit them online: www.transworldradio.nl
Did you know? Almost every Dutch person has a bicycle and there are twice as many bikes as cars in the country.
In 1973, Daisy Marsh started the first TWR radio program to the Kabyle people of Algeria. Today, TWR-E’s North African region is comprised of five different countries and produces programs in several dialects of Berber and Arabic. Accessibility remains the biggest challenge to reaching the people of North Africa with the Gospel. Additionally, many people living in this region are oral communicators, preferring to learn and communicate through stories and verbal means. These factors make radio an important tool to reach the people in this region. Among its broadcasts into North Africa, TWR includes programs geared specifically towards oral communicators; these programs share the Gospel, encourage believers, and offer hope to men and women of all ages.
Visit them online: www.radiokabyle.com
P7 Kristen Riksradio (KRR)
KRR produces and distributes programs primarily for the local network in Norway and the Internet. Founded in 1995, KRR financially supports international Christian radio work in North Africa, the Middle East, Greece, Venezuela, and Turkmenistan. They have three staff members and five board members.
Visit them online: www.p7.no
Did you know? According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, Norwegians read more than any other population in the world.
Founded in 1956, Norea supports ministries in 24 countries and 36 languages. They have six board members and 20 staff members. They produce programs for local outlets and cooperate with another ministry on the production of a Christian TV program.
Visit them online: www.norea.no
Did you know? Norway is regarded as the birth place of modern skiing.
Polish programming produced by TWR-Impuls Polska airs nine-and-a-half hours weekly. The organization was founded in 1994 and has six board members, five staff members, and a number of volunteers.
Visit them online: www.twr.osw.pl
Did you know? The White-tailed Eagle is the national symbol of Poland.
Radio Transmundial de Portugal (RTM)
Founded in 2002, RTM has a full-time staff of two and many volunteers. They produce and air programs on FM and via web radio.
Visit them online: www.rtmportugal.org
Did you know? During the Roman Empire, Portugal was called Luisitania.
TWR Romania produces four hours of weekly programming in Romanian for adults and children, plus two and a half hours weekly in Romani-Kalderash (Roma dialect). All are aired on MW, some FM stations, and on the Internet. TWR Romania has four board members and six staff and was founded in 1998.
Visit them online: www.twr.ro
Did you know? A professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Bucharest was the first person to see living nervous cells with a microscope.
The first Russian radio programs began airing in 1958. TWR’s first studio in Russia opened in 1990, though it was not officially registered until 1996. Today, eight staff members and 12 volunteers produce programs in two offices: TWR St. Petersburg and TWR Krasnoyarsk (Siberia). Five hours of programming air each day via medium wave and short wave, plus three hours live per week from St. Petersburg. Additionally, a 4-hour block of programs can be heard anytime via Internet Radio.
Visit TWR Russia online: www.twrradio.ru
Did you know? During the reign of Peter the Great, any Russian nobleman who chose to wear a beard had to pay a special beard tax.
Ikonos was founded 2000. The staff of four currently produces programs in five languages: Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian (since 2004), and the Roma dialects of Serbian-Romani (since 2006) and Macedonian Balkan-Romani (since 2009). The programs are aired on AM at 1395 kHz and 1548 kHz, on shortwave, and on local FM stations.
Visit them online: www.twr-serbia.org and www.twr-bosnia.org
Did you know? Serbia’s export of raspberries accounts for one third of all the raspberries in the world.
TWR Slovakia was founded after the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1990 and received its license for Radio 7 in 2005. Radio 7 broadcasts in collaboration with TWR zech, airing 24 hours daily in the Czech and Slovak languages. Programs are available via Internet, satellite, and medium wave. TWR-Slovakia has 3 full-time, 3 part-time and 15 volunteer workers and produces a variety of programs geared toward all age groups.
Visit them online: www.radio7.sk and www.twr.sk
Did you know? A Slovak inventor patented the first actively used parachute in 1913.
CANAL DE VIDA
Canal de Vida is a Partner successor of Evangelismo en Acción, TWR’s Partner in Spain for the last 40 years. Canal de Vida produces audiovisual productions in cooperation with the Federation of Evangelical Churches of Spain (FEREDE). Currently, the FEREDE committee manages a television program, Good News TV, on TVE, a radio program, Protestant World, and also has a RNE radio station, Radio Encuentro.
Visit them online: www.radioencuentro.net
Did you know? The capital city of Madrid is located in the exact center of the country.
Norea Sweden was founded in 1993 and has five staff members supported by more than 20 volunteers, and works with a total of 20 programs in 15 languages. In-country, the Swedish Thru the Bible programs are broadcast on more than 40 local FM stations. Production of Women of Hope in Swedish has recently started. Outside the country, Norea supports TWR broadcasts in West- and North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
Visit them online: www.noreasverige.se
Did you know? Sweden has originated a number of inventions, including the zipper, the refrigerator, the computer mouse and the pace-maker.
ERF Medien in Switzerland - with 42 employees - is the largest Christian media organization in Switzerland. Since 1973, the purpose of ERF Medien Switzerland is to address the claims of the Gospel as well as discussions about faith issues in radio and TV. The programs are supplied to local and international stations. ERF Medien produces and broadcasts the TV program Fenster Zum Sonntag and the radio station Life Channel. Life Channel can be heard via cable network, internet, bluewin TV, satellite Astra and DAB.
Visit them online: www.erf-medien.ch
Did you know? In 2008, Switzerland had a per capita consumption of chocolates amounting to 12.4 kilograms (including imports).
TWR programs in the Ukrainian language were aired within the Russian block of programs from Monte Carlo starting in 1962. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, TWR Ukraine was founded in September 1990, and officially registered on February 9, 1999. The ministry is carried out today by 10 staff members and about 10 volunteers. The Ukrainian team is responsible for about 9 hours of weekly program production, follow-up ministry, fundraising, and marketing.
Visit them online: www.twr-ua.org
Did you know? Ukraine is a major center of sugar production.
TWR United Kingdom
Founded in 1963, TWR-UK’s staff of thirteen produces a variety of programs in English which are aired on medium wave, shortwave, digital satellite, Freesat, and the Internet. They also support and promote TWR’s global work.
Visit them online: http://www.twr.org.uk
Did you know? The first traffic light was used in London in 1868 to control horse buggies.