Around 382 job positions are likely to be scrapped in the BBC World Service as the network has proposed several changes, including the closure of “some radio services” in Arabic, Bangla and Persian, Reutersreported.
The step is aimed at reducing costs, Reuters journalist Yuvraj Malik tweeted. Malik posted a proposal which also mentions that the BBC will close “some TV programming on local broadcasters across Africa and Asia”.
"Changing audience needs around the world - with more people accessing news digitally - go alongside a challenging financial climate. High inflation, soaring costs, and a cash-flat Licence Fee settlement have led to tough choices across the BBC," - UK State broadcaster.