ZDNet.co.uk Scoops BBC on Techie Survival Training

Summary:I like to work with BBC World News on in the background over here in Budapest. Working on your own is fine but you get used to noises of a busy(ish) editorial office so its nice to have some buzz and chatter on in the background - which is exactly what the BBC excels at.

I like to work with BBC World News on in the background over here in Budapest. Working on your own is fine but you get used to noises of a busy(ish) editorial office so its nice to have some buzz and chatter on in the background - which is exactly what the BBC excels at.

The downside is that the Beeb - although not as bad as CNN for this - tends to loop the same reports over and over again.

The latest one that keeps grabbing my attention is a report on UN technical staff being trained to cope with the dangers of working in war zones and disaster areas. You can see the report here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8000947.stm

However, aside from the paratroopers and automatic weapons, what really caught my attention about the report is that I actually covered the story for ZDNet.co.uk last year. TV normally gets the pick of these kind of stories so its nice to know we got their first on this one!

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/communications/0,1000000085,39426601,00.htm

Topics: Tech Industry

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