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BBC News to cut 415 jobs, but add £5M to World Service budget

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for sharing: (Source: BBC News) The BBC’s News department is to axe 415 jobs as cost-cutting measures continue, the BBC’s director of news James Harding has announced. The move is part of … Continue reading

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BBC World Service longevity vs. commercialization

Back in October 2010, we learned that the BBC would take over the cost of the World Service from the Foreign Office from April 2014. Shorty thereafter, the BBC World Service was dealt a 20% budget cut which eventually lead to the … Continue reading

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BBC World Service to further reduce shortwave

I appears the BBC World Service is cutting shortwave broadcasts even further in an attempt to meet tighter budget numbers. Not many details, at the moment, in terms of what language programs will suffer the most. Many thanks to Richard … Continue reading

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Concerns about the BBC World Service after reorganization

Jonathan Marks of the weblog Critical Distance writes: Bumped into an interesting document on the voice of the listener and viewer site in the UK. They seem to be concerned that BBC will reorganise so that BBC World Service won’t … Continue reading

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After listener feedback, BBC World Service restores MW service to Israel and Middle East

SWLing Post reader David commented on June 8 that he heard the return of the BBC World Service on 1,323 khz BBC Zygi, Cyprus relay. The BBC Media Centre confirms: The BBC World Service has confirmed that MW transmissions to Israel and … Continue reading

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MP criticism over BBC World Service’s uncertain budget

(Source: BBC News) Uncertainty about the BBC World Service budget as the corporation prepares to take on full funding of the service is “unacceptable”, MPs have warned. Foreign Office funding for the service will stop in April 2014 when it … Continue reading

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BBC internal memo outlines year three cuts and changes to the BBC World Service

This BBC internal memo, sent to employees by World Service Director, Peter Horrocks, outlines the unfortunate pending cuts and changes in much greater detail than those presented by the press. Here is the memo in its entirety–it concludes with further comments … Continue reading

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