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James Harding quits BBC to set up his own media venture

UK pubcaster BBC Worldwide has said that its Director of News and Current Affairs James Harding will stand down at the beginning of the new year. James is leaving the BBC to set up his own news media venture.

BBC News launches Korean language service

Audiences in the Korean peninsula and Korean speakers around the world can now hear radio broadcasts and access the latest news online at BBC.com/Korean.

NUJ welcomes decision not to merge BBC News and World News

BBC DG Tony Hall told staff that the BBC News Channel will not be closed or merged, but both channels will have to find significant savings.

BBC News will examine people movement and their impact on economies

On 16 May, BBC News will host a day of special live coverage examining how the movement of people is changing the world we live in and how our economies develop.

BBC chronicles coverage of elections since 1922 in archive site

In a joint project, the BBC and the University of Sussex have unveiled a new archive site that gives the public an insight into the UK pubcaster’s coverage of elections since its inception in 1922.

BBC News app gets a new look

BBC has unveiled its newly designed, free BBC News app for iOS and Android devices, providing instant access to the BBC’s expert news coverage and breaking news alerts

BBC News and Current Affairs to explore stories of the Syrian crisis

Titled ‘Syria’s War’, the special coverage will speak to journalists who have been at the forefront of the BBC’s reporting of the conflict presenting and filing stories from Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.

BBC Hindi now available on Line instant messaging

As part of its ‘mobile-first’ strategy, BBC Hindi is making its content available on smartphone instant messaging platform Line.

BBC News to be available on instant messaging app Line

By searching for the username ‘@BBCNews’ and adding the account as a friend, Line users will receive the latest news in English, via text, short video clips, and audio. Line is currently available in India, Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Spain and the US.

Weather app is BBC’s fastest-growing app of all time

Weather app is the fastest-growing BBC app of all time, with over eight million downloads since its launch on 10 June 2013.