Using the latest in VR technology, BBC World Service has launched a news television programme for and about young people across Africa.
What's New? aims to provide 11-16-year-olds with information and news in an entertaining way, while also giving young people in countries such as Namibia, Kenya and Nigeria a chance to tell their own stories about their lives, school and what they enjoy doing.
"We know that from talking to young people in Africa, they are not just interested in where they live, they are also interested in world events,” said Harriet Oliver, editor, What’s New?.
“We are aiming to educate them in what's going on around them, and encourage them to take an interest in news at a young age."
In this week's podcast, we hear from:
- Harriet Oliver, editor, BBC, What's New?
- Ben Hunte, presenter, BBC, What's New?
- Debula Kemoli, presenter, BBC, What's New?
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