Posted: 04 Aug 2010 Print Send a link
Evening Post (Bristol), 31 July 2010: "It would be no exaggeration to say that the BBC is a public relation expert's dream in international goodwill terms. The BBC World Service has been named countless times in countless places as one of the most trusted international media organisations ever. And yet we hear worrying sounds of an axe being sharpened in readiness for cuts in the vicinity of the British Broadcasting Corporation. ... The BBC World Service provides international news, analysis and information in English and in 32 foreign languages to more than 180 million weekly radio listeners around the globe. At way under £300 million per year (met mainly by parliamentary grant aid), this represents a remarkable bargain."