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.
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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.
Even before the launch of BBC Persian television (PTV) the Islamic Republic reacted negatively.
The 2008 US Elections, Gatekeeping and Trans-editing
Consisting of an international conference and a book , this project seeks to locate BBC World Music broadcasting in the larger context of musical flows and diasporic contact zones across the world.
Since its inception in 1932 as the Empire Service, the BBCWS has been an employer of diasporic personnel encompassing diverse categories of migrants.
This project examines the “Have Your Say” forums of the BBC Urdu and BBC Hindi sites during the time of the violent attacks on Mumbai in November 2008.
In September 2009, BBC World Service Marketing, Communications and Audiences commissioned Tuning In researchers to carry out research on the consumption of transnational news channels.
This research examined the coverage of news and online forums related to coverage of the 60th anniversary of Al-Nakhba in May 2008 on several formats across the two languages.
The BBC World Service has demonstrably wielded diplomatic influence since its inception, nearly eighty years ago.
This research examined how talk about religion is facilitated and conducted on the BBC online discussion forum Have Your Say (HYS) between January and July 2007.
Andrew Hoskins and Ben O’Loughlin
Although London has remained the centre of what we have learnt to call, since 1988, the BBC World Service, the conceptual geography of overseas broadcasting.
This project examined the BBC Pashto Service since 1980, from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and since 9/11.
This project explored the historical role of BBC Persian (BBCPS) radio from its establishment in December 1940 until 1977.
Given the BBC’s commitment to objectivity and impartiality, how are these principles played out in the field of sport?
Competing Translation Practices in BBC Transcultural Journalism
BBCWS language services and online US Election Reporting.
This project aims to investigate, historically, the relationship between 'world music' and the BBC World Service English language service.