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Vol 53 No 6

Published 16th March 2012


Getting out of the bush

Accountants and managers at the BBC are calling time on the African service and cutting British influence on the continent

The British Broadcasting Corporation’s decision to eviscerate its highly successful African Service looks counterproductive. It is all the more surprising given that Africa is being targeted by well-financed Chinese, Iranian, Qatari, Russian and Turkish media organisations, all keen to supplant the BBC’s influence.

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