COMMONS

BBC World Service Cuts

09 March 2011

This session will focus on the effects of the changes announced by the World Service on 26 January, including the closure of 5 language services and the ending of radio transmissions in 7 languages, including Mandarin Chinese and Russian, and will take place on Wednesday 9 March 2011.

Witnesses

At 2.30pm in the Grimmond Room, Portcullis House

  • Gerry Morrissey, General Secretary, BECTU, and
  • Jeremy Dear, General Secretary, National Union of Journalists

At approximately 3.30pm:

  • Peter Horrocks, Director, BBC World Service;
  • Richard Thomas, Chief Operating Officer, BBC Global News, and
  • Jim Egan, Controller, Strategy and Distribution,  BBC Global News

At approximately 4.15pm:

  • Mark Thompson, Director-General, BBC

Further Information

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