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For an organisation whose first duty is to inform, cutting the BBC’s news budget by over 15% seems a particularly strange decision to make, even if cuts are being made across the rest of the organisation. The News budget should come first, and should be being ever increased (as the overall income increases), certinaly not cut.

This 285th post was filed under: News and Comment.






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