Who we are

Our aim is to inform, connect and empower people around the world.

BBC Media Action was founded in 1999 by the BBC as its international development charity. We apply the editorial standards of the BBC, build on its values and often work closely with the BBC World Service and other BBC departments. However, we are legally and financially independent and work to a distinct mission. Originally known as BBC World Service Trust we changed our name to BBC Media Action in December 2011.

As an independent charity, we are not funded by the BBC licence fee.  Our work is made possible thanks to the support of our generous donors – governments, foundations, corporations and individuals. Support us >>

Media Action

BBC Media Action is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1076235 and company number 3521587.

Registered office: Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom.

BBC Media Action (India) Limited is registered in England & Wales under charity commission number 1121665 and company number 02746733.

Registered office: Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom.