Last updated: 28 june, 2010 - 14:36 GMT

Our aims

BBC Arabic reporter Abderrahim El-Farsi and his cameraman  film from the top of their armoured car in front of the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince.

  • To be the world's best-known and most respected voice in international news, thereby bringing benefit to the UK, the BBC and to audiences around the world.
  • To provide the most trusted, relevant and high-quality international news in the world - an indispensable service of independent analysis and explanation, with an international perspective that promotes greater understanding of complex issues.
  • To connect and engage audiences by facilitating an informed and intelligent dialogue - a global conversation - which transcends international borders and cultural divides, giving audiences opportunities to create, publish and share their views and stories.
  • To enable people, by so doing, to make sense of their increasingly complex world and, thus empowered, lead more fulfilling lives.

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