Wednesday 8 September 2010

NUJ condemns BBC World Service budget cuts

The NUJ today condemned the government's plans to cut the budget of BBC World Service from next April as part of the Treasury spending review, to be announced on 20th October.
It is rumoured that the cut will be 25% of the World Service budget and could lead to the BBC service in Burma and other countries being withdrawn.
NUJ deputy general secretary Michelle Stanistreet said: "This announcement shows that for the ConDem government, public sector broadcasting, and the talented, hardworking journalists at BBC World service are totally expendable. The rumoured cut will mean the cutting of entire country services and will obviously threaten jobs. Along with our sister unions, we will fight these proposals with all our might."

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