For immediate release
May 19, 1998


National Public Radio To Expand Asian Coverage with New Delhi Bureau



Washington, D.C. National Public Radio® (NPR®) will open its first Central and South Asian news bureau, in New Delhi, on Thursday, May 21st. The correspondent there is Michael Sullivan, who has been a senior producer at NPR's foreign desk.

"A third of the world's population lives in this important region, which stretches from Sri Lanka to the former Soviet Republic of Kazhakstan," said Foreign Desk Editor Loren Jenkins. "Our New Delhi bureau enables us to greatly expand NPR's Central and South Asian coverage."

The New Delhi bureau is located at 18 Nizamuddin East. NPR also operates news bureaus in Beijing, Berlin, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and at the United Nations in New York.

Award-winning NPR programs such as Morning Edition®, All Things Considered® and Talk of the Nation® are now heard not only throughout the U.S. on 600 member stations, but also across the globe as part of NPR Worldwide(sm).

NPR makes programs available to radio, satellite and cable listeners in Asia, Africa and Europe via NPR Worldwide, to military installations overseas via American Forces Network, and throughout Japan via the USEN 440 cable service. An NPR Worldwide reception guide and specific listings are available on the Internet at http://www.npr.org/members/overseas

National Public Radio, a membership organization of nearly 600 public radio stations nationwide, produces and distributes the award-winning programs All Things Considered®, Talk of the Nation®, Weekend Edition® and NPR's Performance Today®.