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BBC World Service to showcase ‘global journalism’ with series of events


BBC World Service to showcase ‘global journalism’ with series of events

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The BBC World Service Presents will showcase journalistic excellence and global storytelling across three days of events with top presenting talent from Monday 29 April.

Taking place in the BBC’s iconic Radio Theatre, World Service Presents will feature documentary premieres, live programme recordings, panel discussions on the major issues facing journalism globally, and interviews with the some of the world’s most influential voices on media.

Liliane Landor, Director, BBC World Service:

“The line-up for the World Service Presents exemplifies the excellence of journalism on offer from the BBC World Service, the diversity and depth of the programming, and the vital need for the provision of independent and impartial news around the world. It also serves to illuminate why the BBC is the world’s most trusted international news broadcaster.”

Events across the three days will be moderated by the BBC’s top international presenting talent including; Lyse Doucet, Mishal Husain, Ros Atkins, Katie Razzall, Waihiga Mwaura, Nawal Al-Maghafi, Joe Tidy and Geeta Guru-Murthy.

The World Service Presents… will feature three themes across the three days. The first, A Global Public Service (Monday 29 April) followed by Forensics and Investigative Journalism (Tuesday 30 April) and finally Censorship and Freedom (Wednesday 1 May).

Tim Davie, BBC Director-General, will officially open BBC World Service Presents ahead of the first session on 29 April.

Fiona Crack, BBC Co-Controller, Languages:

“Across the World Service Presents, we’re exploring the biggest issues facing journalists around the world today. At this critical time for journalists, when their roles are increasingly under threat or they are working in exile, when access is not granted or is restricted, but when their journalism is needed more than ever, our line-up of engaging and invigorating sessions will expose the shadows and the light of the profession at a crucial time for reporters and audiences alike.”

Further details on the sessions taking place can be seen on the next page…

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