'Culturally sensitive, yes; but journalism on bended knee, no' - BBC spokesman on negotiations to set up the aborted Saudi-BBC satellite news channel in 1994.I was reminded of those words while reading Antoine Leboyer's new post about the BBC Proms. Is it a coincidence that 'BBC Radio 3' rhymes with 'BBC bended knee'? Read more from culturally sensitive Antoine in The truth about those French orchestras.
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