The four languages being piloted were Urdu, Dari, Kirundi and English for Africa.

More about the project – BBC World Service to launch teenage news bulletin (The Guardian, 18th Feb 2014)

BBC Global News currently has a worldwide audience of 256 million people. BBC director general Tony Hall has set a target for the BBC to double that to 500 million. In most developing countries in the world, young people make up a growing proportion of the population. They also have a more global outlook on life, but the BBC produces very little for them. Global Newsbeat may be the answer.

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