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IRAQ: ABC News reduces its Baghdad presence, turns to BBC for daily reports

January 7, 2009 |  4:55 pm

Matea Gold on Show Tracker reports that ABC News is scaling back its presence in Iraq and will rely on BBC News for daily coverage of developments there.

“By working more closely with the BBC, we will increase our capabilities in Iraq and the region, while at the same time freeing our people and resources to concentrate on the unique reporting that our audiences value so highly,” ABC News President David Westin wrote in a memo to employees today.

The move, which takes effect Feb. 1, is an expansion of a long-standing relationship between the two networks, which share reporting and video.

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