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BBC News

Source description last updated: December 30, 2020

In one sentence: TBBC News, a division of the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC) headquartered in London, is a public service broadcaster that collects and publishes news and current affairs.

Coverage on

News Article (Media)

Daily coverage on, to countries with priority A and B2.

Mission statement / mandate / goals:

“The Royal Charter is the constitutional basis of the BBC. It defines the goal, task and public purpose. It also contains guidelines on leadership and regulation, including the role and composition of the BBC Board of Directors. The current charter came into force on January 1, 2017 and is valid until December 31, 2027. The government will undertake a mid-term review of the charter with a focus on management and regulation. This process will not be a comprehensive review of the charter and therefore will not deal with the objective, mission and public purpose, or the type of funding. "(BBC website: Charter and Agreement, undated, working translation ACCORD)

"The BBC must be independent in all matters relating to the fulfillment of its objectives and the promotion of its social benefit, especially with regard to editorial and creative decisions as well as the time and nature of the provision of its services and the management of its affairs." Sport: Royal Charter for the continuance of the British Broadcasting Corporation, Incorporation and Objects, p. 4, December 2026, working translation ACCORD)

"The mission of the BBC is to act in the public interest and thus to serve all audiences by providing high quality and excellent content and services that inform, educate and entertain." (State Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport: Royal Charter for the continuance of the British Broadcasting Corporation, Incorporation and Objects, p. 5, December 2026, working translation ACCORD)


According to the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Financial Report, the BBC had total revenues of £ 4.943 billion, comprised of £ 3.52 billion in royalty income and £ 1.423 billion in other income. A deficit of £ 119 million has been reported for the same period. (BBC: BBC Group Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20, The BBC's consolidated financial statements, p. 171, 2020, working translation ACCORD)

Scope of reporting:

Geographic focus: Worldwide.

Thematic focus: international news, entertainment, sports, science and political news,

(also information on: wealth, culture, cars, art, nature and local news)


“Each page is published by the teams of online journalists based in the main news room at the BBC TV Center in White City, West London, at the BBC World Service at Bush House in central London, at national and regional news centers across England, in Glasgow, Belfast and Cardiff and in an increasing number of BBC's international offices worldwide. Much of the material is written by journalists and the rest is by writers from the BBC's specialist departments, and covers everything from business to social affairs to international news. Many BBC correspondents working around the world, as well as those at BBC Monitoring, also contribute. Non-BBC journalists are often asked to contribute. ”(BBC News website: News sources, undated, working translation ACCORD)

“Where appropriate in terms of output, we should: collect material by using first-hand sources whenever possible, verifying and cross-checking facts; validate the authenticity of the supporting and digital material; Assert allegations and allegations made by contributors wherever possible. ”(BBC News website: Editorial Guidelines, undated, working translation ACCORD)

Language (s) in which the source publishes:

In addition to English, BBC News is available in a wide variety of languages ​​from the communities represented in the United Kingdom.

Additional Information:

BBC Academy BBC News Style Guide

BBC News Editorial Guidelines

BBC Group Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: Royal Charter for the continuance of the British Broadcasting Corporation, December 2016

Access to all links on December 30, 2020.