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The Future of Interntional Broadcasting?

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 29 February 2012

Lyse Doucet chairs a debate with a panel of renowned journalists and broadcast executives on the future of international broadcasting and on what audiences expect from international news providers.

The debate will include a critical examination of the current state of the global news market and will look at the varying perspectives of some of the leading news providers.

We will have a live audience with us in London who will contribute their questions and thoughts to the debate.

The programme will also include some special interviews about the impact the BBC World Service has had on some of our listeners, as well as some guests from the worlds of comedy and music.

Former Al-Jazeera Director Wadah Khanfar

Editor-in-Chief of RT (formerly Russia Today) Margarita Simonyan

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    Tony Maddox, the executive vice president of news organisation CNN International, thinks that despite changes in the world media environment, there will always be a role for traditional broadcasting.

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