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Dr John Sentamu praises BBC World Service
7:59am Thursday 8th March 2012 in News
THE Archbishop of York has paid tribute to the BBC World Service, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.
Dr John Sentamu, a supporter and advocate of the importance of the BBC World Service, described it as “the gold standard for international affairs coverage.”
He said: “The BBC World Service output is much loved and respected across the globe. It is internationally popular with an audience of millions across radio, television and online platforms – and its quality has lasted the test of time. It is 80 years young!"
He said the organisation had a unique ability to reach into a variety of situations overseas – often where democratic values and basic human rights were not being upheld.
“There is no-one else providing the same level of insight for a global audience.”