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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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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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