The BBC World Service, supported by Angelina Jolie, is extending the My World series with special digital content about the Coronavirus pandemic, aimed specifically at a young teen audience.
Angelina Jolie has made a statement in her role as Executive Producer of BBC My World, outlined in full below.
The new content will be released over the coming weeks on the BBC My World YouTube channel. It will also be distributed across the BBC’s global platforms including our 42 language services. This follows on from a Coronavirus Special episode which aired at the weekend. The digital content will cover:
Media Education – how to spot harmful misinformation
· Young people’s questions put to BBC experts, particularly on health
· Vlogs and experiences from young people in lockdown around the world
· Tips and coping strategies for home education
The BBC will be sharing this content with UNESCO’S Global Education Coalition, a new website providing remote educational content to kids in lockdown around the world.
The BBC My World: Corona Virus Special is also still available to watch on the BBC My World YouTube channel, BBC iPlayer (UK only), and BBC Reel.
This follows the announcements made recently by BBC Director General Tony Hall about the BBC’s plans to continue to inform, educate, and entertain during unprecedented times.