Thursday, September 09, 2010

BBC World Service broadcast in Burma face axe

BBC has been warned by Foreign Office that cuts could force pullout from several countries

The BBC is locked in talks with the government over drastic cuts to the World Service budget which could force it to withdraw from Burma and several other countries.

The Foreign Office, which funds the World Service through an annual £272m grant, has told executives to prepare for a possible budget cut of 25% from April 2011 as part of the public sector cutbacks.

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(Alokesh Gupta, India)