Tag Archives: BBC World Service

CRI, RFA, Sputnik, and the BBC: an “information battle?”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Cuff, for sharing this article from The National: Radio wars: information battle heats up as Russia and China muscle in For about 70 years it was the base of the BBC World Service. … Continue reading

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BBC plans North Korean news service

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for sharing this news from The Telegraph: “The BBC is planning a new North Korea service to give the totalitarian state’s 25 million people an alternative to Kim Jong-un’s propaganda. In a … Continue reading

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1932 Photos of the BBC Broadcasting House

Last week, I discovered this amazing set of photos, via Flashbak.com, of the BBC Broadcasting House from 1932: click here to view the full set of photos.

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BBC Relay Station handed back to Seychelles

(Source: Seychelles News Agency via Andy Sennitt) Tuesday November 18 marked the closure of an iconic chapter of Seychelles’ history, signalling the end of an era when information was much more difficult to come by. With much of Africa joining … Continue reading

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China pays local radio and TV stations to broadcast their content

(Source: The Independent via Andy Sennitt) “The BBC has warned that China poses a “direct threat” to its global reach by paying incentives to local broadcast companies to prioritise its state-funded CCTV service over other international networks. Peter Horrocks, the … Continue reading

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The BBC Genome Project

Many thanks to Mike Barraclough who shares this news: “BBC has today launched a website publishing every BBC programme ever broadcast by the Corporation from digitised editions of the Radio Times 1923-2009. Getting occasional internal errors at the moment presumably due … Continue reading

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BBC World Service Director, Peter Horrocks, to resign

Another hat tip to Jonathan Marks for this press release from the BBC: (Source: BBC Media Centre) Peter Horrocks, Director of the BBC World Service Group, today announced that he will be leaving the BBC in the new year. Peter … Continue reading

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