World Briefing

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World Briefing
GenreNews, current events, and factual
Running timeWeekdays for half hour at 0100, 1000, 1400, 1500, 1800, 2100, 2200, 2300 (GMT) (as at Spring 2011)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Home stationBBC World Service
Recording studioBroadcasting House
Original release2 January 2001 – 31 March 2013
No. of series12
No. of episodes13,000+

World Briefing was BBC World Service's longtime news strand. It had broadcast roughly more than 13,000 unique episodes. Along with The World Today, Newshour, World Update and World: Have Your Say, it covered a large part of the schedule (four hours each weekday). It was broadcast on the hour as a half-hour programme whenever other news strands are not on air. Each individual version of the BBC World Service opted in or out of various editions. Public radio stations around the world also broadcast various editions of World Briefing.

On 25 March 2013, BBC World Service announced that World Briefing would be cancelled and replaced by The Newsroom. The Newsroom first aired on 1 April 2013 at 11am GMT. Unlike World Briefing, The Newsroom airs daily on a less frequent basis (only up to 6 times per day).


The presenters were:

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