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Peter Horrocks on World Service boost

BBC World Service is to receive an extra £2.2m per year over the next three years from the government. The funding boost will be used to maintain BBC Arabic Service's "valuable work in the region", Foreign Secretary William Hague said.

The director of the World Service, Peter Horrocks, explains why this is a welcome decision.

  • 22 Jun 2011
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