BBC foreign bureaux cuts claimed

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The BBC is considering cutting some of it foreign bureaux following a budget overspend, according to Broadcast.

The trade mag for the broadcasting industry reports that the BBC has exceeded its foreign news budget by nearly £1 million has already axed its halfd-hour BBC News channell programme Your News to save money.

A source is quoted in Broadcast as saying: “There is a real possibility that we may close some foreign bureaux.”

A spokesman for the BBC said that Your News had simply run its course and was funded from a different budget to foreign news.

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