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BBC World Service to “simplify” English and cut Arabic on shortwave

Sadly, the BBC World Service is going forward with cuts that had been announced in 2012. Global English service is being reduced, but Arabic services are being cut altogether. The BBC expect to lose 1.5 million listeners to Global English cuts, … Continue reading

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Guardian: BBC World Service asking for voluntary redundancies

(Source: The Guardian) Corporation’s global arm to close 73 editorial posts, but hopes to avoid compulsory layoffs as part of £42m budget cuts The BBC World Service has urged all its network news journalists to consider voluntary redundancy as it aims to … Continue reading

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BBC: Shortwave hit by World Service cuts

As we mentioned last week in our post with the internal memo from the BBC World Service, the BBC has now formally announced that World Service shortwave broadcasts in Arabic are to close by next April and the Cyprus shortwave relay station will close … 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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BBC World Service to make further cuts in third phase of “savings”

Note that these cuts are a continuation of the overall £42m the BBC announced in January of 2011. Follow World Service cuts on the SWLing Post with the tag BBC World Service Cuts. (Source: The Guardian) A further 73 posts will … Continue reading

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A West Dorset view on the Rampisham Radio Transmitting Station closure

(Source: Real West Dorset) RAMPISHAM’S radio transmission station may close before Christmas with the loss of more than 20 jobs, even though it’s currently broadcasting into Libya. The proposed shutdown of the Dorset site follows the BBC’s decision earlier this … Continue reading

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BBC strike could affect World Service today

It appears some BBC journalists, as of 23:01 UTC (Sunday), have gone on the strike we mentioned previously. (Source: BBC News) Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) began their strike at 00:01 BST. From Tuesday, members will also … Continue reading

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