Read this: After 70 years monitoring the airwaves, BBC listening post could be cut off -TV Radio, Media - The Independent
Summary: BBC Monitoring, a little-known section of the corporation which listens in on 3,000 media sources from around the world, is facing swingeing budget cuts as a result of a drop in its government funding which could lead to its closure. For nearly 70 years, workers at the former stately home in Caversham, near Reading, have monitored publicly available material in more than 100 languages to provide a running digest of global journalism for senior civil servants, ministers and commercial clients. Managers are likely to be asked to find savings of 3.2m during the next two years, making the trimming of key services inevitable, according to managers. - independent.co.ukwww.independent.co.ukAfter 70 years monitoring the airwaves, …
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