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BBC Burmese Service may be threatened by budgetary cuts
Burma's BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is facing severe cutting backs due to far-reaching austerity in state expenditure, the UK paper Guardian reported on Wednesday. According to the paper, the UK State Department, which finances the BBC World Services with an average of £272 million ($420 million) annually, has informed BBC leaders to be prepared for a possible 25 per cent reduction in the BBC staff budgets from April 2011 as part of the reduction in official expenditure.
The newspaper said that a definitive ruling on the cutbacks will be made in about six weeks' time, saying that the BBC World's Russia services are also at risk. Programmes in Burma are an important resource for providing information to the general population. Imprisoned democratic activist Aung San Suu Kyi has said to her attorney Nyan Win that she is sorry that the BBC's Burma services are experiencing funding mismanagement.
Burma's services have had an immense impact on Burma, he said. "and VOA to know what's going on in Burma." Chan Tun said that if Burma's services were to be cancelled, it would be a great blow to the cause of Burma's democractic.
BBC World Services is available in 32 different tongues worldwide. Burma's military services began in September 1940, just before the advent of the Indochina war. In 2005, a press poll revealed that Burma's services had 7.2 million viewers a week. BBC serves as the views and hearing of the Burma population, especially those in the state.
And Yangontha Wrote: Is this news a pre-Christmas present for Than Shwe of the British Foreign Office? Burma Patriots Wrote: It makes no distinction for Burma. Burma's futures depend on the whole population. Where are we going for Reale news then? What about fundraising from abroad?