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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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BBC Bush House: auctioning bits of radio history

(Source: London Evening Standard) Thousands of fragments of BBC history, ranging from “on air” lights to a picture of Sir Paul McCartney broadcasting live to fans in Russia, are going under the hammer in a huge auction. The lots are … Continue reading

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Aung San Suu Kyi visits the BBC World Service with thanks, criticism

Noted Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, visited the BBC World Service last week. Her visit served, in part, to thank them for their broadcasts, which became a lifeline of information for her during her fifteen-year imprisonment in Burma … Continue reading

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BBC World Service: A Lifetime of Shortwave Radio

An Antarctic glaciologist, Burmese monk, communications professor and a Somalian tell their shortwave radio stories in this article posted by the BBC World Service in honor of 80 years of shortwave radio broadcasts. In my opinion, these stories are very much … Continue reading

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