BBC World Service

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The week in audio: The Witch Trials of JK Rowling; Dear Daughter; Sisters – review
The Harry Potter author talks about her struggles with fandom; Namulanta Kombo’s acclaimed World Service show returns; and Kaitlin Prest investigates sibling power struggles

Miranda Sawyer

04, Mar, 2023 @5:00 PM

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The Guardian view on the BBC: more important than ever | Editorial
Editorial: The future looks tough for public broadcasting, but its independence must not be compromised


01, Jan, 2023 @6:30 PM

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The Observer view on the shortsighted cuts to the BBC World Service | Observer editorial
Removing radio broadcasts in several languages will severely damage Britain’s ability to promote its priorities and values

Observer editorial

02, Oct, 2022 @5:15 AM

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BBC accused of endangering World Service Vietnamese staff
Cost-cutting plan to move staff from London to Bangkok will put them at risk of abduction, reporters say

Jim Waterson Media editor

30, Sep, 2022 @2:41 PM

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Hundreds of jobs to go as BBC announces World Service cutbacks
Corporation to end production of radio output in 10 languages, including Chinese, Hindi and Arabic, as it blames licence fee freeze

Jim Waterson Media editor

29, Sep, 2022 @1:09 PM

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Move to cut Last Night of the Proms after royal death ‘was difficult’ – BBC boss
Tim Davie also tells Royal Television Society’s London conference BBC is considering cuts

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

27, Sep, 2022 @3:09 PM

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The week in audio: Lives Less Ordinary; Don’t Log Off; Lady Killers With Lucy Worsley
Ordinary people tell extraordinary stories, while Lucy Worsley examines a Victorian poisoning mystery

Miranda Sawyer

30, Apr, 2022 @4:00 PM

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BBC set to pull the plug on Dateline London after 25 years of news debate show
One of the corporation’s longest running and most internationally respected news programmes is to be ditched at the end of the summer

Vanessa Thorpe

23, Apr, 2022 @4:00 PM

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BBC World Service to get extra £4.1m to support Ukrainian and Russian services
Additional funding ‘covers unexpected costs’ and will help tackle disinformation ‘in the face of propaganda’

Jim Waterson Media editor

23, Mar, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Ninon Leader obituary
Other lives: Hungarian-born writer and broadcaster who worked for the BBC World Service

George Gomori

26, Jan, 2022 @5:35 PM

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The week in audio: The Coming Storm; Now, Where Were We?; Gemma Cairney Gets Classical
Gabriel Gatehouse journeys deep into the QAnon conspiracy movement; Barry Cryer delights down the pub; and Cairney adds another string to her bow

Miranda Sawyer

08, Jan, 2022 @5:00 PM

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BBC names 20 of the people who drowned when dinghy sank in Channel
Investigation into 24 November incident pieces together final hours of attempt to reach UK from France

Diane Taylor

21, Dec, 2021 @7:23 PM

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