Thursday, December 20, 2007

BBC World Service - 75 years of broadcasting

BBC World Service is 75 years old. It has proved to be a lifeline for millions of people providing news and programming in 33 languages [BBC Video].

Using medium wave and more commonly short wave transmission the BBC has crossed borders of totalitarian states and upset authorities who would prefer their people be hidden from certain truths. It has also provided useful to expats and holiday goers.

[Daily Telegraph / Wikipedia]

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