At BBC World Service, new senior executives, and a writer in residence.

Posted: 30 Apr 2010   Print   Send a link
BBC World Service press release, 30 Apr 2010: "Liliane Landor is appointed as Controller of Languages, BBC Global News. ... Craig Oliver is appointed Controller of English, BBC Global News. ... James Montgomery is appointed as Controller of Digital and Technology, BBC Global News. ... The previously announced role of BBC Global News Business Director and Managing Director for BBC World News will now not be filled until the BBC Global Strategy Review has been completed later this year as it is now clear that there is a potential impact on how BBC Global News's commercial news operation is run."
   BBC World Service press release, 30 Apr 2010: "BBC World Service will be marking World Press Freedom Day, which takes place on Monday 3 May, with a range of programming around press freedom, the safety of journalists and impunity."
   BBC World Service press release, 29 Apr 2010: "[C]ritically acclaimed Uzbek novelist and poet Hamid Ismailov [has been appointed] as BBC World Service's Writer in Residence. Over the course of the next two years, Hamid will be writing creatively about the news, issues that have dominated the world's media and, occasionally, about day-to-day life at BBC World Service." While we're on the subject, I've been appointed writer in residence at my residence.
   BBC World Service press release, 27 Apr 2010: "In the run-up to Election Day, BBC World Service's 32 language and regional services have mounted extensive programming, making the connection between the UK's key political event on the one hand and the lives of people around the world on the other."
   Democratic Voice of Burma, 27 Apr 2010, Francis Wade: "With Burma due this year hold its first elections since 1990, and the UK heading to the polls in a week’s time, the BBC Burmese service has said it is 'specifically [targeting] Burma’s young people who have never voted'."
   Metro.co.uk, 28 Apr 2010: "If you've ever wanted the sound of a laughing hippo as your mobile ringtone, you're now in luck. ... The ringtones are available as part of the BBC World Service's Save Our Sounds project - an effort to get people to record and send in 'endangered sounds' so they can be preserved for posterity."