Wednesday, November 10, 2010

BBC World Service cuts risk jobs and foreign language broadcast

More than 300 jobs are at risk at the BBC World Service and some foreign-language broadcasts face the axe as a result of the funding cuts imposed in the latest licence fee settlement with the government, MPs were warned yesteday. The director of BBC Global News, Peter Horrocks, described the financial situation as “challenging” and said there were “hundreds of jobs that would need to go”.

Horrocks added that the World Service would be proposing that some foreign-language broadcasts should be closed as part of the cuts.
(Radio Netherlands Media Network Weblog)

More on the story from The Guardian