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BBC Interviews

In response to "Press Quotes Layman When Politics Get Ugly," Nov. 20.


Leonid Bershidsky writes that "the BBC pays for interviews." This needs to be qualified. In Moscow, the BBC does indeed pay a small fee to professional commentators and experts, usually when they are asked to come into the studio for an interview. It does not pay anyone else.

Andrew Harding, Diana Goodman, Rob Parsons, Sara Beck,

BBC Moscow Bureau