Aujourd’hui jour en trop

February 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Another day – an extra day?  29, 220 days since the BBC began broadcasting its ‘World Service’ (on 29 February 1932).  An extra day for 23 per cent of the Burmese adult population to tune in to the Burmese service; for the 6 million listeners of the Persian service to have another perspective on international affairs; and for a Brussels-blogger to plug in to earphone, cup of tea in hand, for her daily dose of reassuringly delivered news of today’s disasters and economic mayhem.  From this one of 166 million listeners – Happy 80th birthday BBC World Service – may there be many more days to come.

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