Saudi media delegation visits BBC and Bloomberg in London


LONDON – The media delegation covering the Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, official visit to the United Kingdom (UK) on Friday paid a visit to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) network in London, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The delegation visited the network’s various departments, studios and electronic media. They got acquainted with the work mechanism and preparation of TV and radio news and the network in general.

The BBC has 2,000 employees working round the clock in local, international, Arabic Section, and translations of news into 42 world languages, apart from the functions of 50 external bureaus.

The visit was in line with the Saudi media team getting acquainted with the network’s information experience and benefit from its 80 years of experience.

The media delegation also visited Bloomberg Agency on Friday here. The tour took the delegation to the various sections in the building, which includes the agency’s main branch in Europe where 500 employees are working in various information tasks.

The delegation got acquainted with the mechanisms followed in preparing the news stories and the equipment available for journalistic and TV work, as well as other modern platforms in media.

Bloomberg, an American news agency, was established in 1990. – SPA