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As a new set of public documents was released under the thirty year rule, further archival work was conducted on the tense relations between Britain and Iran.
The 2009 presidential election in Iran saw unprecedented mobilisation of the young population, but the proclaimed result also triggered unparalleled anger.
Arabic Services, Technological Change and Public Diplomacy
This seminar organised by William Crawley and Marie Gillespie, examined the BBC World Service's coverage of the creation of Bangladesh in 1971 in English, Bengali, Urdu and Hindi.
This paper explores a drastically reduced Politics of Translation for Former Yugoslavia.
Sharika Thiranagama shows how the BBC, apart from being a global dispassionate observer is imbricated in Sri Lanka’s fractured ethnic landscape.
As the World Service’s first foray into foreign-language broadcasting (1938) and its first initiative to branch out into non-English-language television (1994-96; 2008-present)
To mark the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Tuning In organised a Witness Seminar.
This project demonstrates how impartiality is played out and configured through the language of national identity and diasporic challenges to the hegemony of Britishness.
This research focuses on Bush House as a physical representation of the BBC World Service ethos and tradition.
This project plugs a gap in public and academic knowledge about the remarkably polyglot, cosmopolitan and creative cultures of Bush House.
The Cultures of Diplomacy theme has paid particular attention to “critical events” in the history of the World Service
This project reports research on two BBC World Service websites; BBC Persian Online and BBC Arabic Online.
This project aims to assess the impact of popular music broadcasting by diasporic broadcasters of the BBC Persian Service.
This project was the starting point for Sport Across Diasporas and involved extensive archive research at Caversham by James Wyllie aimed at exploring the origins of sport at the BBC World Service.
This project aimed to understand better the experience of being employed by the BBCWS, being trained into its values and into Britishness.
Sharika Thiranagama: New School Social Science Research, NY
This project is based upon interview data from producers at Bush House and a case study of the BBC World Service (BBCWS) Fast Track programme as illustrative of working practices at BBCWS.
In detailing the development of working practices at the BBC World Service, research has revealed the evolutionary and generational power of diasporic sensibilities
For an institution whose credibility rests on the maintenance of a reputation established over eighty years, an understanding of its past would seem an essential adjunct to contemporary practice.

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