WIWpodcast116.mp3

Huge cuts have been announced at the BBC World Service: five language services to close, seven more cut back from radio to internet only, and six services ceasing short wave transmissions. It means an estimated 30 million fewer BBC listeners worldwide. Will people migrate to the web and to English language news, or will the BBC - and its news values - become less influential? We hear from the director of BBC global news, a former World Service director, the British foreign minister, and the head of the axed Caribbean Service.<img id="pri-insights" src="http://api.pri.org/insights/?story=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pri.org%2Fstories%2F... />

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