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The Bureau for International Reporting relies on donations from the public to cover its operating costs and support the production of the foreign news packages it distributes. Please consider donating today.


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The BIR greatly appreciates your generosity. To give you a sense of the cost of producing a typical international news story, the BIR offers you the following guidance:

  1. $50  The cost of a hotel room in Gulu, Uganda for one night

  2. $100  The cost of a Cambodian translator for one day

  3. $250  The cost of enough tape stock to shoot a typical 15-30 minute story

  4. $500  The cost of a car and driver in Indonesia for three days, with gasoline

  5. $1,000  The cost of transcribing all interviews for a 15-30 minute story

  6. $2,000  The cost of an economy plane ticket from the US to Africa

  7. $5,000  The cost of a Sony HDV camera, an inexpensive but high quality alternative.

  8. $20,000  Entire cost for many BIR productions.  Sponsor an international news segment today!