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“I think there’s a very viable long-term financial model for commercial media. But I don’t necessarily think that applies directly to journalism.”
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“We have to remember, as media, we are gatekeepers to people’s understanding of the modern world.”
“For us, this is a way to let people read and ask questions at their own pace, instead of having them read through long screens of text. Often people aren’t engaged in stories because they haven’t had the right context.”
In a country where the 10 most popular languages are all spoken by at least 25 million people, creating content that’s relevant to everyone is a tall order — which is why the BBC World Service needs some help.