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Telegraph slashes foreign correspondent stringer rates

The Daily Telegraph have slashed their stringer rates by around 40% for freelance foreign correspondents to £60 for news stories up to 400 words. Longer articles have a different rate. In addition, regular stringers will find their monthly retainers either reduced or cut entirely. Others will receive an annual lump sum. The Guardian reports this is part of the Telegraph's editorial budget cuts which made 50 hacks redundant before Christmas, 2008. The Telegraph has axed much of the foreign desk since 2005 - 2006. In fact, what's left of The Telegraph foreign desk these days?