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November 4, 2009
Worldfocus: News and Views from across the Globe

Worldfocus partners with news organizations from around the world to offer viewers in the United States a unique perspective on global events.

Learn more about the Worldfocus partners:

ITN News produces high-quality news programming for Britain’s two biggest commercial broadcasters, ITV1 and Channel 4, as well as online and mobile content.  The recipient of numerous journalism awards, it is located in London, U.K.

ABC Australia was founded as a radio station and began broadcasting across Australia in 1932. ABC produces comprehensive local, regional and international news coverage through radio, television, and online broadcasts.

Deutsche Welle, founded in 1953 and based in Bonn, Germany, offers multimedia, worldwide-accessible news and information in 30 different languages. It promotes intercultural dialogue and works to further international understanding and tolerance.

Al Jazeera English, launched in November 2006, is a 24-hour English-language news and current affairs channel, based in Doha, Qatar. The channel, funded by the government of Qatar, has 21 newsgathering bureaus around the world.

AP Television News is the international television division of The Associated Press, the world’s oldest and largest news gathering organization. Launched in 1994 and headquartered in London, U.K., it is now the world’s leading video news agency.

The New York Times, founded in 1851, is the largest metropolitan newspaper in the U.S. and is regarded as the national newspaper of record. The New York Times Company publishes 18 other newspapers, as well as video and multimedia content.

Channel 10 News is the news company of Israel’s privately-held Channel 10. It broadcasts daily news programs and offers video news reports and full news shows on its website. The channel is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The Media Line, based in Jerusalem, Israel, and Ramallah, West Bank, is an American news agency specializing in coverage of the Middle East. TML promotes independent reporting and breaks down barriers to understanding in Arab and Israeli journalism.

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is a non-profit leader in supporting independent international journalism. Based in Washington D.C., the Center focuses on under-reported topics and high-quality international reporting.

GlobalPost was founded in Jan. 2009 to provide English-language readers around the world with depth, breadth and quality in digital international reporting. Based in Boston, it is a for-profit business with 65 correspondents in 50 countries.

A24 Media is Africa’s first online delivery site for material from journalists, African broadcasters and NGO’s around the continent. Content providers all over around Africa send material to the headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, where it is verified and edited.

CCTV International is the English-language 24-hour news channel of government-supported China Central Television. Launched in 2000 and based in Beijing, China, it brings news and information to a  global audience.

Globo TV is Latin America’s largest television station and the fourth largest television station in the world. Launched in 1965 and based in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, it is composed of 121 owned and affiliate Brazilian stations, as well as international networks.

CBC based in Ottawa, is the national public broadcaster of Canada and one of its largest cultural institutions. Its originated with the first Canadian Broadcasting Act in 1932, bringing diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians.

Russia Today, a state-run English language news channel aimed at Western audiences, was founded in 2005. It is based in Moscow, Russia, and broadcasts in English 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 100 countries spread over five continents.

IBA (Israel Broadcasting Authority), founded in 1967 as a public network, airs original Hebrew-language broadcasts from Jerusalem, Israel.  The news department offers daily news programs and documentaries.

IEarn, in partnership with the Daniel Pearl Foundation, has launched an international news service called PEARL World Youth News. Students from around the world select issues and then write, edit and publish articles for the service.

The Christian Science Monitor is an international news organization that covers news and feature stories from every corner of the globe. Based in Boston and founded in 1908, the Monitor has eight foreign bureaus and eight more in the U.S.

The Wall Street Journal, founded in 1889 and published by Dow Jones, is one of the largest daily newspapers in the U.S. Its award-winning journalists have garnered 33 Pulitzer Prizes through the years. It employs more than 2,000 journalists in 58 countries.

NBC News has been a leading source of news for more than 75 years, first on radio, and today via broadcast and cable television, the Internet, radio, and cell phones. Based in New York, U.S., NBC News provides immediate coverage and in-depth reporting.

ABC News has an average television and radio audience of 180 million people in a given month. Signature ABC News programs such as “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight” and “Nightline” are telecast daily by 225 affiliate stations across the U.S.




What can be done to continue World Focus? I assumed PBS contributions supported you.


Thanks and congratulations on offering the best international news on TV. Your journalistic partnership is the wave of the future.


Thank you for the quality news programming, it is very informative.


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