Call it resource reallocation, call it dwindling media budgets, but there’s no doubt that the ABCs of the world are suffering.

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Call it resource reallocation, call it dwindling media budgets, but there’s no doubt that the ABCs of the world are suffering.

In the same year that America’s ABC News announced major cuts and changes to how foreign news is covered, Australia’s own ABC network has announced it too will restructure its network of overseas bureaux.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, loosely based on the BBC, is trying to be nimble, despite being lumbered with the high degree of public scrutiny that comes with being government funded. Currently it’s working with around AU$780m (€564m), ­ roughly a 25 per cent decrease over 25 years.

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