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The BBC News Ukraine Book of the Year contest has launched with a virtual public talk, Will TV Series Replace Reading Novels? - a conversation at Mystetskyi Arsenal, the National Cultural and Museum Complex in Kyiv.
A year after the revocation of the special status of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, BBC News Urdu takes a comprehensive look at its consequences and prospects - as well as its legal history.
Tony Hall: UK must "unleash the full global potential of the BBC" - as new all time record global audience is announced
The BBC's global reach increased by 11% year on year in 2020 to 468.2m people a week - the highest number ever.
BBC News Azerbaijani (BBC News Azərbaycanca) has started the serialisation of the stories told by ethnic Armenians and Azerbaijanis who were uprooted in the wake of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
BBC World Service is launching The Comb - a brand new weekly podcast for young listeners in Africa, presented by Zimbabwean journalist Kim Chakanetsa.
BBC World Service is partnering with MTN Nigeria to deliver BBC News Minute bulletins, free of charge to subscribers of the MyMTN App in English, Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin and Yoruba.
BBC World Service and the Royal Commission For The Exhibition of 1851 host The Engineers: Re-Engineering The Future
The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that all over the world engineers are being called on to re-purpose and solve problems which the spread of the disease has created.
Thursday 18 June sees the 80th anniversary of General Charles de Gaulle’s historic first broadcast to occupied France from the BBC’s Broadcasting House.
Pope Francis to Samantha Power, Caleb Femi to Lady Hale, Andy Murray to KK Shailaja, Tim Berners Lee to Emma Dabiri and many more - global voices come to BBC radio to ‘Rethink’ the world after the crisis.
To combat what the World Health Organization has called an 'infodemic' around COVID-19, BBC News Africa is launching a searchable library of fact-checks, debunking popular myths and misinformation about coronavirus in Africa.
The Director of the BBC World Service Group Jamie Angus has called on chat apps to open their platforms to trusted news sources like the BBC, as part of the global effort to counter misinformation during the global Covid-19 crisis.
BBC Radio 6 Music reached a record 2.56 million listeners (from 2.49m last quarter and 2.52m last year), with the station’s weekday breakfast show with Lauren Laverne also seeing its biggest audience ever with 1.3 million listeners, according to the latest Rajars.
BBC Africa has launched a weekly COVID-19 TV special called The Breakdown and the Africa Coronavirus Minute to provide audiences across Africa and globally with a 360 degree view of the Coronavirus pandemic as it moves through the continent.
The BBC World Service is marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a new 10-part podcast and radio series charting the extraordinary story behind the Spitfire plane.
An epic ten-part podcast and radio drama series from the BBC World Service charts the turbulent decades leading up to the founding of Israel.
The BBC will support and represent faith communities during the COVID-19 pandemic across its networks.
09.04.2020 BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, CBeebies, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Asian Network, World Service, BBC iPlayer, Radio, Online and interactive, News, Factual, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, English Regions, Commissioning, BBC Sounds, BBC Scotland
BBC to release special BBC My World: Coronavirus content for global young audiences with Angelina Jolie
BBC World Service, supported by Angelina Jolie, is extending the BBC My World series with special digital content about the Coronavirus pandemic, aimed specifically at a young teen audience.
Lucy Bronze, who plays for England and Olympique Lyonnais, has been crowned the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2020.
BBC News has outlined its initial plans for how it will continue to offer its audiences trusted and accurate news throughout the Coronavirus crisis.
New BBC research shows almost three quarters of Indians think sport is important in their lives today, but just 36% participate in any kind of sport or physical activity.
BBC News Pashto has rolled out a season of content exploring key issues that matter to women in Afghanistan and Pakistan. For the eight-part weekly digital, TV and radio debate series, Let’s Talk (Razai Khabery Wakro), Sana Safi connects with prominent guests in studios in London, Kabul and other locations to discuss subjects such as domestic violence, female identity, women’s rights, and sexual and reproductive health.
BBC Director of News to host a conference in Belgrade on the challenges posed to elections by 'fake news'
Director of BBC News and Current Affairs Francesca Unsworth will host the Fake News And Elections: Challenges For The Media And Audiences conference in Belgrade on Wednesday 26 February.
The BBC World Service’s award-winning podcast 13 Minutes To The Moon is returning with a second season, telling the extraordinary story of Apollo 13.
BBC News Uzbek has started its new docudrama series, In the Footsteps Of The Baburid Begums (Boburiy malikalar izidan), which tells the story of the remarkable women of the family of the Central Asian emperor Babur - founder of what is known as the Mughal dynasty of the Indian subcontinent.
BBC World Service has today announced the shortlist for the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award and voting is now open.
It was a stable quarter for BBC radio (Q4 2019, 16 Sept - 15 Dec) with 33.58 million listeners and a share of 51% (from 33.45m/49.4% in last quarter and 33.97/50.9% last year), according to latest data from Rajar.
05.02.2020 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, Radio, Corporate, English Regions, BBC Sounds
The first podcast series from BBC News Brasil brings old and new gems to audiences in this emerging digital market. Que História! (What A Story!) delivers some of the most amazing stories covered by the BBC alongside specially commissioned reports.
BBC News outlines plans to modernise its newsroom to respond to changing audience needs, ensure it is providing a truly universal service, and complete its £80m savings target.
Nigeria is one of the world’s largest oil producers, a leading nation in Africa and the continent’s most populous country. It has a recently re-elected civilian government, the President has given a commitment to democracy, and decades of military rule ended 20 years ago.
BBC My World is a groundbreaking global show for young audiences, explaining the stories behind the news, and providing facts and information for them to make up their own minds about international issues.
BBC News Uzbek has revamped its TV offer for Afghanistan. The Monday to Friday news bulletin, which is currently viewed by 1.8m Afghans every week, has been relaunched as a 15-minute programme. The new-look programme now has an even greater emphasis on Afghan and regional developments, and features technology, women’s issues, sports, and cultural-heritage slots.
In a partnership aimed at helping young people navigate digital media and spot 'fake news', BBC’s Young Reporter team has worked with the British Council to create a media literacy teaching resource for schools around the world.
BBC plans most ambitious year of climate change coverage as it steps up commitment to Our Planet Matters
The BBC is planning its most ambitious year of climate change coverage with special programming, digital coverage and debates.
On 14 January, BBC World Questions comes to Lisbon to bring together leading politicians and the public to discuss the issues that matter to Portuguese people - education and public health, the environment, housing, tourism and how best to grow the economy.
Who are the people who designed our digital world? And how did they come up with these ideas in the first place?
BBC AimHigh is open to anyone with a disability and an interest or experience in journalism. The scheme will give successful candidates the chance to learn new skills and be mentored by editors from BBC News Arabic.
Tamara Gorikha Zernya, Volodymyr Arenev and Taras Prokhasko win the 2019 BBC News Ukraine Book awards
BBC News Ukraine has announced the winners of its 15th Book of the Year awards presented in partnership with the Cultural Programme of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The harassment of BBC Persian staff and their families in Iran has been stepped up during protests in the country, the UN has heard.
BBC Radio and BBC Sounds announce their on-air and on-demand highlights for the festive period.
25.11.2019 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, BBC iPlayer, Radio, Commissioning, BBC Sounds
From a behind-the-scenes look at the Sistine Chapel Choir as they prepare for Christmas Mass, to a town in northern Finland tackling climate change, from international stand-up comedy to an insider’s view of the design process of the new Aston Martin, this festive season the World Service presents a feast of specially commissioned programmes.
This December, Romanians will mark 30 years since the 1989 Revolution, which saw the fall of the Communist regime. The revolution was swift and brutal - the country’s dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena were executed by firing squad on Christmas Day. The president’s death brought hopes of a fresh start.
During her visit to Myanmar, Director of BBC News and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the BBC’s international development charity BBC Media Action Francesca Unsworth welcomed the rise in the demand in the country for the BBC’s offer in Burmese, and reiterated the BBC’s continued commitment to serving audiences in Myanmar.
Latest Rajar data (Q3 2019, 24 June - 15 September) shows that BBC Radio 5 live sports extra reached record audiences with 2.2 million weekly listeners during the summer months (from 1.48m last quarter and 1.67m last year).
The BBC has revealed the names of the inspirational women on this year’s 100 Women list, celebrating trailblazing women across the globe - from high profile figures to lesser known, yet equally laudable, names. This year’s theme for the 100 Women season is The Female Future, asking the question of what would the future look like if it were driven by women.
BBC News has further expanded its presence in Taiwan by making a selection of its Chinese-language news content available on the country’s leading news platform, EBC News. The EBC website will offer high-impact stories (text and video) from BBC News Chinese every day.
BBC Director-General Tony Hall announces Aim High - a new trainee scheme for journalists with disabilities in Kenya.
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