It is said that streaming companies are not hostile to these ideas but the government has not pursued them, with Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries intent on privatisation. The drama’s depiction of the London newsroom of the fictional ‘Russia Global News’ brings to mind the real life channel RTHe criticised ITV as “unfashionable” and “a sort of tragic television Faust”. The BBC had “forgotten what it’s for”, which was “to ask awkward questions, to rock the boat and make mischief”.
The Balkans in Southeast Europe had been a hotbed of unrest for some time, with two wars in the preceding three years. Those wars had made Austria-Hungary’s neighbour Serbia much larger, prompting tensions between the two nations to rise even further. When Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in June by a Serbian-backed terrorist, Austria-Hungary felt it had no choice but to assert its dominance.
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