Michael of Kent opens BBC's Moscow Bureau
Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent officially opens the BBC's
new Moscow Bureau today (Tuesday 3 June 2003).
BBC is bringing together for the first time journalists and production
staff from its different news operations - Newsgathering, Monitoring
and World Service in the bureau.
Equipped with the latest, state of the art technology, the BBC Moscow
Bureau is bringing together the skills of the three departments
so it can deliver the most comprehensive coverage of Russia and
Russian affairs for all its outlets worldwide.
Robson, Head of BBC Russian Service, says: "By integrating
the three divisions into one BBC Bureau, staff will be able to share
expertise and make best use of our resources and technology.
new Moscow Bureau gives World Service journalists covering Russia
a sophisticated and modern environment to satisfy the high demand
for quality content about Russia for radio, TV and online across
a range of BBC outlets in dozens of languages across the world."
with the BBC Moscow Office opening is the launch of the revamped
online site of BBC Russian Service, bbcrussian.com.
site has been brought into line with BBC logo and design standards.
It is now 30% wider while the additional space is organised more
site loads much more quickly and appears in a new eye-catching colour
the Russian team has taken the opportunity to revise the entire
look and interactivity.
changes include a new division entirely dedicated to Russia, which
will not only offer information from and about Russia, but will
also say how Russia is covered by Western media and include comments
by pundits worldwide.
will also post several discussion topics on its Forum every day,
and visitors to the site will be encouraged to offer their ideas
for debate and interactive interviews.
World Service broadcasts programmes around the world in 43 languages,
has a global audience of 150 million listeners and is available
on radio and online at bbcworldservice.com.
Russian is available on radio on medium and short wave in Russia
and online via bbcrussian.com.
of BBC Russian programmes can be found at bbcrussian.com.
Newsgathering has an unparalleled network of resources, including
around 250 specialist correspondents, foreign correspondents and
world affairs specialists, 45 foreign bureaux and a network of experienced
Monitoring tracks the global media for the latest news reports emerging
around the world.
radio and news agency, internet and press sources in 150 countries
and over 100 languages are monitored hour by hour for reports on
a vast range of current issues and topics.
BBC Moscow Bureau opens (05.03.03)