What BBC World Service Means to Listeners
In this special edition of Over to You, Rajan Datar explores what the World Service means to listeners in countries where access to independent media is a challenge with examples from three countries – Burma, also known as Myanmar, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. It is one of three programmes on the World Service which are part of the BBC Trust's consultation into the future direction of the BBC, once its funding switches to the domestic licence fee, in April next year.
In the programme we hear from listeners in Yangon about the current state of the media in that country and also from young listeners in Burma who prefer Facebook to radio. From Afghanistan we hear about the Open Jirga discussion programme, and from Kyrgystan we learn about the use of multiplatform programmes.