BBC world services: official broadcaster of air travelers stranded by volcanic ash.
Posted: 22 Apr 2010
Haringey Independent, 20 Apr 2010, Elizabeth Pears, in Frankfurt: "I continue to press on in my makeshift newsroom, comprised of BBC World Service, Skype, and a plate of salami."
The Telegraph, 20 Apr 2010, Oliver Smith, in The Gambia: "But for me, and the majority of other Britons at my beachside resort, we tune into BBC World News each morning selfishly hoping to hear of further disruption and volcanic activity."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 20 Apr 2010, Sally Kalson: Julia Fraser in Instanbul is "mostly staying in her hotel room and working on school essays, checking flight updates and watching BBC world news."
Stockport Express, 19 Apr 2010, Mark Field on Antigua: "BBC World News ... to really know what is happening."
The Sofia Echo, 19 Apr 2010, Nick Iliev: "It is possible that Austria and Italy may decide to lift the ban this afternoon, but, according to the BBC World Service, British airspace will remain closed for the entire day."
The Telegraph, 21 Apr 2010, Judith Woods in Tunisia: "I'm not normally a BBC-basher but I've been incandescent at how it's letting us down in our hour of need. BBC World is so preoccupied with banal infotainment that we're being fed a diet of Roger Federer documentaries and Moscow real estate analyses, when what we need is an update on Spanish ports, French roads and the Channel Tunnel. The sole nod to actual news is a giggly presenter standing in an empty Heathrow and marvelling at how quiet it is."
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