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Russia: BBC External Services

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of staff employed by the Russian Service of the BBC World Service were previously employed in media posts in the former USSR. (245879)

All staff employed by the BBC, regardless of country of origin or background, have to meet robust selection criteria, and once working for the BBC must adhere to strict editorial policies and guidelines. The BBC does not keep specific information about their previous employment.