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BBC World Service Trust

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The BBC World Service Trust "is the BBC's international charity. We use media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights, thereby enabling people to build better lives." [1]

Funding

"In the 2006-2007, the BBC World Service Trust received it's highest ever income of £17.6 million." [2]

They "are funded by external grants and voluntary contributions, mainly from the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), the European Union, UN agencies and charitable foundations. We receive a small amount of core support from the BBC (both in kind and cash)." [3]

In 2006 they received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for Democracy "To raise public awareness of citizens' rights, including awareness of avenues through which disabled and other citizens can gain access to the legal system. The BBC World Service Trust will establish a legal-awareness telephone hotline and create innovative media programs with the goal of fostering uniform standards of accountability and access to the judicial system." [4]

People (as of March 31, 2007)

Accessed April 2008: [5]

Trustees

Company Secretary

  • Lindsey North, Controller of Legal & Rights, BBC Global News Division

Patrons

Management Team

Auditors

  • KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants, Registered Auditors, London

Donors

Accessed April 2008: [6]

Partners

Accessed April 2008: [7]

Contact

Web: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/trust

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles

References

  1. About, BBC World Service Trust, accessed April 19, 2008.
  2. Where our money comes from, BBC World Service Trust, accessed April 19, 2008.
  3. About, BBC World Service Trust, accessed April 19, 2008.
  4. China, NED, accessed April 19, 2008.
  5. Annual Review 2006/07, BBC World Service Trust, accessed April 19, 2008.
  6. Donors, BBC World Service Trust, accessed April 19, 2008.
  7. Our donors and partners, BBC World Service Trust, accessed April 19, 2008.