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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 ‘can make a difference’ in North Korea

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Ulis, for the tip: (Source: The Independent) One of the world’s experts on North Korea has called on the BBC to “be part of the solution” in fighting human rights abuses under Kim Jong-un’s … Continue reading

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Adverts on the BBC World Service?

According to this article in The Independent, the international arm of the BBC plans to commercialize: “The BBC has sparked anger with plans to commercialise the 80-year-old World Service, and to downplay the coverage of politics in its global television … 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 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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