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 Thursday, 19 December, 2002, 20:52 GMT
You asked the Director of the BBC World Service
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Mark Byford is Director of BBC World Service and Global News, which brings together BBC World Service radio, BBC World television and the BBC's international facing online news services.

On Thursday 19 December, the BBC World Service celebrates 70 years of international broadcasting and Mark Byford answered your questions on the World Service in a special LIVE Talking Point phone-in programme.

Do you think the World Service sets the right news agenda? Is the service fair and impartial and true to its original remit? How should it be funded? How do you think it should develop in the future?

Mark Byford, Director of BBC World Service and Global News was our guest on Talking Point this week in our special series to mark the 70th anniversary of the BBC World Service. The full programme and transcript is available by clicking the "open player" button at the top of this page.

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