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BBC

Media Company

Description

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom. Headquartered at Broadcasting House in London, it is the world’s oldest national broadcasting organization. In addition to serving British audiences, the BBC also delivers impartial news and information to audiences around the globe through the BBC World Service Group. Launched in 1932, the BBC World Service Group provides comprehensive global television, radio, and online services in 30 languages, reaching a combined audience of 283 million people a week.

Skoll Partnership

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Skoll Foundation are collaborating to give a global platform, in English and appropriate vernacular languages, to stories illustrating how individuals in developing countries are taking direct action and seeking to transform existing systems. Entitled Changing the Rules, this eight-part text, video, and audio series taps into the developing world’s potential to deliver innovative solutions to major challenges, inspiring global audiences to see their own creative potential to solve the problems around them. The series features pairs of innovations in different geographies addressing similar issues. The series launched digitally in May 2016 and will continue to be expanded to a global broadcast audience.

Focus

Issue Areas: Clean Energy · Clean Water · Early Childhood to Primary Education · Education · Environmental Sustainability · Financial Services · Health Delivery · Human Rights · International Justice · Living Conditions · Peace · Responsible Supply Chains · Secondary Education · Standards · Women's and Girls' Education · Youth Job Skills

Affiliated

Bill HeinePresenter/producer, BBC
Bridget KendallDiplomatic Correspondent and Presenter, BBC
Emily KasrielHead of Editorial Partnerships + Special Projects, BBC
Ian RoseProducer, Changing the Rules project., BBC
Lucy BurtonBusiness Reporter, BBC
Navin KhadkaEnvironment reporter/producer, BBC
Peter DayPresenter, BBC
Robb StevensonCommissions Editor, BBC Business, BBC
Solomon MugeraEditor BBC Africa, BBC