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BBC Cutting Arabic Services During Egyptian Unrest | Fast Company
Among the BBC’s massive budget cuts announced in late January were 650 jobs, the shuttering of approximately 15% of its foreign language services, and, most importantly, severe cuts to Arabic-language services. Just days later, citizens of Egypt began rising up against Hosni Mubarak.The biggest problem: According to a 2010 survey conducted by the BBC, Egyptians trust the BBC more than Al Jazeera. In the words of BBC Director-General Mark Thompson, “Egyptian respondents, for example, said they would miss the BBC much more than Al Jazeera.”

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BBC Cutting Arabic Services During Egyptian Unrest | Fast Company

Among the BBC’s massive budget cuts announced in late January were 650 jobs, the shuttering of approximately 15% of its foreign language services, and, most importantly, severe cuts to Arabic-language services. Just days later, citizens of Egypt began rising up against Hosni Mubarak.

The biggest problem: According to a 2010 survey conducted by the BBC, Egyptians trust the BBC more than Al Jazeera. In the words of BBC Director-General Mark Thompson, “Egyptian respondents, for example, said they would miss the BBC much more than Al Jazeera.”

(via journalofajournalist)