Several BBC programs on TV and radio -- including flagship Today and Newsnight -- failed to air on February 18 after journalists walked out at midnight for a 24-hour strike as part of a campaign against another round of job cuts. Journalists set up picket lines outside studios across United Kingdom after union leaders and managers failed to agree on the redeployment of about 30 staff of BBC Scotland, Radio 5 Live, the Asian Network and the World Service facing the axe. The job cuts are driven by a fall in the revenue BBC gets from the license fee, which is paid by everyone in Britain with a television. This is the latest saga at the world's biggest broadcaster, which is struggling to restore order in its ranks following the crisis over child sex abuse allegations.
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