Thursday 29 September 2022 01:02 PM BBC World Service is to cut 382 jobs and will AXE Arabic and Persian radio ... trends now
A total of 382 jobs at BBC World Service will be cut as part of plans to move to a digital-led service, the broadcaster has announced.
Under the new plans, BBC Arabic radio and BBC Persian radio will also close.
The corporation said the plans would 'accelerate its digital offering and increase impact with audiences around the globe'.
World Service English will continue to operate globally as 24-hour broadcast radio, with new scheduling, programmes and podcasts announced in due course.
The BBC said: 'Today's proposals entail a net total of around 382 post closures.
'The proposals will see seven more language services moving to digital only, modelling the success of others which are already offering purely digital services