Last updated: 14 december, 2009 - 14:21 GMT

BBC World Service Webby Entry

BBC World Service is the BBC's biggest international radio station. showcases all of our 24 hour news and radio shows - all available live and on demand engages with our audience through rich content - using online storytelling techniques, archive and interactivity.

This page gives a snapshot of how we meet these aims and provides you - the webby judge - with a whistle stop tour of the best that our site has to offer.

Home page
Our homepage brings you the best of our most recent news, features and interviews click

Direct to the items you want to listen to

Time is short - by chapterising our flagship shows, we aim to direct our listeners to the content that interests them. Newshour is a clear example of how we segment long form programmes and present them in easily accessible bite-size chunks click

32 Languages
We broadcast on radio and online in 32 languages - these programmes come from a network of journalists all over the world click

BBC World Service offers downloads in 34 programmes in English and 16 programmes in other languages. Programmes include news, documentaries, science, human interest and learning English programmesclick

Documentary archive
One of the stars of our podcast series is our documentary archive, also available to listen online click

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  • The effects of climate change from eight cities

  • The anniversary of the fall of communism and its legacy

  • Analysis and the impact of the global financial crisis


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