BBC World Service

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How the BBC World Service is using virtual voiceover translation to reach a multilingual audience

In news and journalism, language can represent a troublesome barrier. If on the one hand producing content in a specific language restricts its reach to just those capable of understanding it, on the other hand making it accessible to everyone by translating it is expensive and time-consuming. 

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Community building: how to engage creatively with different communities

Mark Johnson, community editor, the Economist; Malika Bilal, digital producer and co-host of The Stream, Al Jazeera (via Skype); Hannah Waldram, community co-ordinator, the Guardian; Ros Atkins, presenter, World Have Your Say, BBC World Service; Tony Haile, chief executive, Chartbeat discuss growing engagement of audiences both across social media platforms and on news outlets’ own websites.

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