Advertisement
Advertisement

BBC World Service proposes scrapping 382 posts in digital-only push

By:
Reuters
Published: Sep 29, 2022, 12:07 UTC

(Reuters) - The BBC World Service has proposed to its staff to move a few more regional language services, including the Chinese and Urdu service, to digital only, in a move that will result in 382 job positions being closed, the BBC said on Thursday.

A placard with the BBC logo is seen outside their bureau in Beijing

(Reuters) – The BBC World Service has proposed to its staff to move a few more regional language services, including the Chinese and Urdu service, to digital only, in a move that will result in 382 job positions being closed, the BBC said on Thursday.

The proposals will see seven more language services moving to digital only, and would mean that nearly half of all 41 language services will be digital only, BBC said.

BBC said that no language services will close, and that its proposals were subject to consultation with staff and trade unions.

(Reporting by Shivani Tanna in Bengaluru; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

About the Author

Reuterscontributor

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations, and directly to consumers at Reuters.com and via Reuters TV. Learn more about Thomson Reuters products:

Did you find this article useful?

Advertisement