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BBC News Online is the internet arm of the biggest broadcasting news-gatherer in the world.

It launched in November 1997 and has since published approaching one and a half million full multi-media news pages, all but a handful of which are still available from the site's search engine (top right of almost every page).

Journalists at work in the BBC News Online production centre in London
Journalists at work in the BBC News Online production centre in London

Each page is published by the teams of online journalists based in the main newsroom in BBC TV Centre at White City, west London, at BBC World Service at Bush House in central London, in national regional newsrooms in Glasgow, Belfast and Cardiff and in an increasing number of the BBC's many international bureau worldwide.

Much of the material is written by these journalists and the rest comes from writers in the BBC's specialist units, covering everything from business and social affairs to foreign news. Many of the BBC's correspondents operating worldwide also contribute as well as those at BBC Monitoring. Non-BBC journalists are frequently commissioned by News Online to contribute.

The BBC Sport Online site, produced by BBC Sport, is fully integrated with BBC News Online, using the same technology and delivery platforms and edited in partnership.

A wide variety of sources is used in the preparation of material - including BBC News, BBC World Service and a large number of internationally-recognised news agencies. They include the Press Association, Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse.

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BBC Monitoring (, based in Caversham in southern England, selects and translates information from radio, television, press, news agencies and the Internet from 150 countries in more than 70 languages.