BBC World Service Presents to hold events showcasing global journalism

The BBC World Service Presents is to showcase its journalism and global storytelling across three days of events.

Taking place in the BBC’s Radio Theatre, World Service Presents will feature documentary premieres, live programme recordings, panel discussions on the major issues facing journalism globally, and interviews.

Events will be moderated by BBC presenters including Lyse Doucet, Mishal Husain, Ros Atkins, Katie Razzall, Waihiga Mwaura, Nawal Al-Maghafi, Joe Tidy and Geeta Guru-Murthy.

Themes across the three days will be A Global Public Service on Monday 29th April, Forensics and Investigative Journalism on Tuesday 30th April and Censorship and Freedom on Wednesday 1st May.

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

Liliane Landor, Director, BBC World Service says: “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.”

Fiona Crack, Co-Controller, Languages adds: “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.”

For media accreditation for World Service Presents or if you are a journalist looking for more details on the sessions taking place, contact Robin Miller (

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